Artisans from Uganda
Working out of their homes in Jinja and Kampala, our partners are able to take care of their children and home while they roll colorful paper strips, cut from magazines and poster paper, into beads. Eventually the beads are creatively strung into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ornaments, and more. Many of the women lovingly care for AIDS orphans along with their own children. Some of the women are sick with the HIV virus. All are striving to better their lives. By working their craft, they are able to make a living wage, which helps pay for medicine, food, transportation and school fees.
The core of our business is to nurture long-term, sustainable relationships with our partners. We pay fair prices, give advance payment for orders when needed, provide small business loans, and facilitate new product development.