January 14, 2009

Big Idea

Hi! Last night there was a very intersting program on HD Net about women in Uganda that are making paper beads to support their families and move out of the slums into real brick homes that they own. You can buy their gorgeous products from this website and all profits go direclty to the women.
Here is what they have to say from the website.
"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, and people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads.
The beads thus become income, food, medicine, school fees -- and hope. It is a small miracle that enriches us all.
All profits from BeadforLife are invested in
community development projects that generate income and help people work their way out of poverty. "


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