BeadforLife is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and member of the Fair Trade Federation that works to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens.
In Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads. These beads are strung into necklaces, bracelets, earrings or left loose to be used for crafts. The communities in northern Uganda gather shea nuts and press them into shea butter for use in balms, lotions and soaps.
Many caring citizens open their hearts, homes and communities to sell these handmade products by hosting a Bead Party. You can learn more about hosting a Bead Party here
The paper beaded jewelry and shea butter become income, food, medicine, school fees, and hope for the women in Uganda. In the U.S. and Europe they become an opportunity to give back and educate others about extreme poverty.
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa