05 December 2010

Bead for Life

BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. 

Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads. Women in Northern Uganda gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter for cosmetics and soaps. And people who care open their hearts,homes and communities to buy and sell both products.

The beads and shea butter become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope. It is a small miracle that enriches us all.  

I recently signed up to Host a few Bead Parties for the organization and Thursday was our first! 

It is tough to have all this jewelry here and not want to keep every piece! 

I also want to keep all of the lip balm!

The prices are super reasonable (and listed on the website)... 
The greatest part is that more than 70% of all money collected goes directly back to the communities that the beads originated. The host of the show does not receive any free jewelry, any discount, or any money for hosting a show!

Let me know if you are interested!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you cropped out my enormous belly! I love Libs face in that pic! Thanks for having a bead party...fun, fun, fun!