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“Don't leave Addis without visiting this place.”

Beza Entoto Workshop
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Owner description: Come support a local NGO, dedicated to helping a community living in the shadow of HIV/AIDs. By buying jewelry, you are providing an income to these women, as well as giving them a renewed sense of purpose. The profits go to not only their salary and health care, but also their children's education.
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Gorgeous complex tucked behind the green gate. Perhaps a little difficult to find. When coming from Yekatit, if the Egyptian Embassy is to your left, take the first possible left and follow that road. Straight ahead there is some teaching institution, continue straight ahead until the road turns a sharp right and continue down that road for about 100m. Don't give up too early! I didn't find it the first time and when I went back I realized I only had had to walk another few meters....
The jewelry is unique and beautiful, reasonable fixed prices and perfect make gifts.

1  Thank ssspecialk
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Beza Entoto is not easy to find but is seriously worth doing so. The jewellery is made by formerly impoverished women who now have jobs to support their families and send their children to school. You can visit the workshops or simply shop. The prices are breathtakingly reasonable for such beautiful work. And don't worry, only a fraction of it involves coffee beans.

Here's how to get there: go past the Egyptian Embassy, then turn left. At the end of that short road (where the Technological College is) turn right and follow the road until you reach the green gates on your right.

3  Thank Gillian W
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

They make the most wonderful souvenirs to take away, jewelry, baskets, pottery items. These are made by the women who used to haul bales of wood on their backs down the mountain - all for a pittance of $5. This craft centre has rescued many of those unfortunate women and they now make articles of real beauty. A bust see (and buy too!)

7  Thank Ewen53
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We love to support this organization. We have bought so many pieces of jewelry from them. It holds up very well. Some pieces have lasted for years. If you are in Addis, please visit BEW.

5  Thank YeGoozo
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

First comment is that if you decide to visit the Beza Entoto Workshop, make sure you take the address and a telephone contact if possible so that the Taxi driver can find the place! We drove past it twice before third time lucky and we saw the sign. As mentioned in another review they are now very near to the Egyptian Embassy which is probably the best known landmark to aim for.

Once there it will not take more than 10 minutes to be shown the workshop and the women making the jewelry all in this area. The jewelry is made from old coffee beans and recycled bullet casings and is very original and beautiful, though it is mainly on the chunky style. We browsed around the shop part of the workshop for around 10-15 minutes. Prices are set and not expensive.

An interesting place to visit but it is not going to occupy more than 30-40 minutes of yr day.

7  Thank expatnick
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