Perfect for the artist wanting a touch of Africa in her work — these colorful paper beads are individually made by beaders in Kampala, Uganda. More than just ethno-hip in the extreme, however, these beads save women’s lives:
Through the production of handmade jewelry made of paper beads, Ugandan women generate income to lift their families out of poverty… North Americans partner with Ugandans by opening their hearts, homes, and communities to buy and sell the beads. All profits from BeadforLife are invested in community development projects that, along with income generation, help people escape extreme poverty.
Not the crafty type? Get your jewelry ready-made — necklaces, anklets, bracelets — or do good for less fortunate women by stocking up on notecards, calendars, or handmade jewellery bags (made from hand-printed fabric) with six individual pockets to safely hold your precious trinkets, great for travelling or for a special gift.