Vibrant and colourful bracelet with small details to finish your casual, everyday look. Designed by me and made with love by Emily, a brave woman trying to reach her hopes and aspirations in life - for both herself and her children (learn more of her story below). Perfect to stack with similar ANNI LU styles or wear it solo.
// Detailed in artisan-made and vintage materials found at local markets in Nairobi.
// Measures 16,5 cm. Easy to slide on thanks to the elasticated thread.
Please note, each piece can vary, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Differences can include small inclusions (which I love!) and slight variation changes in color. The individuality of these pieces are what makes them so special.
Anni Lu has entered an awe-inspiring collaboration with the social entrepreneur NGUVU to help African mothers support themselves and their families.
Helle Vestergaard, the designer and founder of the Danish jewelry brand Anni Lu, has developed a new collection with an incredible concept and a unique story behind. Together with NGUVU, Anni Lu has partnered up with five creative, yet economically disadvantaged women from Kibera – one of Africa’s largest slum areas. The women are Emily, Agnes, Abigael, Judith and Hellen.
Emily Okumu is the youngest of the five women at the age of 31. She is taking care of her five children of which three are her biological children and two are orphans, who are relatives to Emily.
What is your story? I was born on the country side, but was sent to Kibera’s slum when I was 7 years old, to live with my older sister. Since then I have been struggling to make my way through life and has therefore never been educated. I has also never had a steady job and every day seems to be a lottery when I am trying to find a workplace. Growing up, I always loved being creative and a neighbour of mine taught me how to make jewellery. I has always been keen on colourful jewellery and clothes – particularly in the colours red and pink.
What is your biggest dream? My dream revolves around my children – I wish to give them those opportunities in life that I was deprived from. My children are Allan at 16 and Clinton at 17 ( orphan relatives) as well as Judith at 13 years, who wants to be a doctor, Chrispine at 10 and Elisha at 5, who both dream of becoming pilots.
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