- Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oils, & Lemongrass
- 4 oz.
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Uganda
Made by: BeadforLife
BeadforLife works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between women in poverty in Uganda and concerned citizens worldwide. Through training and sustainable employment, women in Uganda are turning beads into income, food, medicine, school fees, and hope.
Since 2004, BeadForLife has created sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty. The most successful aspect of their fair trade community in Uganda is a bead-making collective where women roll recycled paper into beads, then paint and string them into jewelry.
During enrollment in the Beads to Business training, BeadforLife members can earn income by producing and selling paper bead jewelry and other fair trade products and increase their income by 7 to 10 times. While they are earning this money, they are also learning business and life skills that will transform their lives and the lives of generations to come. By the time they graduate, they have already launched at least one business and have the confidence and skills to continue to thrive as successful entrepreneurs. Other BeadforLife members don’t just create a product for BeadforLife, but instead already own a tiny business or have a dream of one day owning a business. BeadforLife enrolls these entrepreneurs in The Street Business School, a 6-month program providing entrepreneurial training and mentoring to help them start and scale a business. This is a cost-effective and scalable way for women living in desperate poverty to get the opportunity to become successful business women.