I was thrilled when I heard about the opportunity to tell you all about BeadforLife. BeadforLife is an amazing non-profit organization that provides Ugandan women with jobs making jewelry so they are able to support their families. BeadforLife is a wonderful organization and I strongly urge everyone to go check out their website and buy a piece of jewelry.
Read on to learn how you can support BeadforLife and also for a review of a BeadforLife bracelet.
“1.4 billion people around the world — one out of every four people alive — struggle to survive on about $1 a day. BeadforLife in a non-profit organization providing impoverished Ugandan women an opportunity to lift their families out of poverty by making beaded jewelry out of recycled paper. Many of the beaders are HIV+ mothers or war refugees, and all are suffering from extreme poverty. BeadforLife pays the beaders fair trade prices from their work. Because of their work with BeadforLife, their beads become income, food, medicine, homes, school fees and hope. All net proceeds from this sale are re-invested in programs that fight extreme poverty. Around the world, people partner with beaders to buy, give and sell their beads, creating a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.” (From a little information card that came with my bracelet.)
Programs that BeadforLife supports include:entrepreneurial development, affordable housing and friendship village, vocational training for impoverished youth and heath programs.
Review of the bracelets:
• Small, light weight and well made.
• Elastic band stretches to fit almost anyone.
• Hand-rolled beads made from colorful recycled calendars, cereal boxes, magazines and posters.
• This bracelet costs $5, very reasonable for this bracelet. Besides, you’re contributing to a great cause.
• Shea Butter products are certified organic and just $4 each.
• Many styles of bracelets and earnings ranging from $5-$30.
BeadforLife also has a wonderful opportunity to spread the word with BeadParties where you can get together with your office, group of friends or community to sell jewelry and support BeadforLife.
For more information, visit http://www.beadforlife.org/beadparty-home.html.
(I’m hoping to possibly host a BeadParty in the future, but my time is limited these days.)
Thank you for reading and I hope you take time to check out the website.
The bracelet was sent to me by Amy from BeadforLife. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own and have not been influenced. I am not being compensated for this post.