Kairos 10 is fighting Malaria by selling jewelry created by impoverished African artisans.
The idea for Kairos 10 began in September 2010 when on medical mission trips, children with fevers in excess of 104 degrees were seen clinic after clinic, year after year. Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. The World Health Organization reports most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child every minute from malaria. This disease is preventable and curable. A mosquito net is the solution! A net can be bought in America for about $25 but costs a Ghanaian one week’s wages. If a product could be sold, then the proceeds could be used to buy mosquito nets to be sent to an underdeveloped country. Thus the idea was birthed and Kairos 10 jewelry would be the vehicle.
In a partnership with Ghanaians, beads produced from recycled glass, vinyl, and plastic are purchased from bead merchants. Kairos 10 then pays Ghanaian women four times the minimum daily wage to make the jewelry. African fabric is purchased and a local woman is paid to sew gift bags for the jewelry. The result is sustainable income for women in West Africa. Shop for beads that bless at our pop up in The Vault or online at https://kairos10.org/.