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Host a Bead Party!

Host a Bead Party!

Have Fun While Making a Difference in the World You can help the Ugandan women increase their bead sales by hosting your own Bead Benefit Party to sell their wonderful paper bead and craft creations. You can also hold bead events at your workplace, school, church, or club. We can even ship bead packages to […]

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Kitgum

Kitgum

Our Kitgum beaders live in the very northern part of Uganda in Kitgum, a small town of about 10,000 people. The actual group location is about 2 km from the center of Kitgum on the outskirts of town where there is no electricity. This beader group has chosen to call itself “Rwot-tek” meaning God is […]

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Agwata

Agwata

Our newest beader group in Agwata began in January 2010. Like our other two groups, the Agwata group is a local community based organization (CBO) whose name Konye ki Cingi which means “Help Yourself by Your Hand”. This group has began with 80 women as members and has now grown to more than 90 members. […]

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Jinja

Jinja

Our Jinja beaders chose “Pittek” as their group name. Pittek is a Luo word meaning “upbringing is difficult”. This group which has 80 members is located in Jinja Uganda which is on the northern shore of Lake Victoria and is known as the source of the Nile River. Jinja’s current population is about 120,000 with […]

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Florence Okidi

Florence Okidi

Florence Okidi, age 36,  is a mother to 8 children—4 boys and 4 girls—whose age range from 15 years to 3 years old. Other members of her household include her husband and brother-in-law. Florence moved to Jinja from Pader district because of the war.  It is her 3rd year in Pittek and before joining, she […]

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Christine Latigo

Christine Latigo

Christine is 46, married, and has 8 kids. She also takes care of her nephews since their father died of AIDS.She came from Gulu to Jinja 20 years ago to flee from the rebels and LRA. She is struggling with school fees, food, general finances.

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Agnes Aciro

Agnes Aciro

Agnes Aciro is 25 years old and cares for 2 children of her own plus another 10 year old who was her brother-in-law’s child but because of a misfortune is now hers. Her husband struggles in search of contract jobs. So she is extraordinarily thankful to finally have some income she can contribute herself [from […]

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Santa Okot

Santa Okot

Santa Okot is 47 years old and lives in the Walukuba area of Jinja with her husband and 6 children ranging in age from 13 to 24 plus 4 orphans. Some of the children are in school. Santa’s husband is not presently working. They have lived in Jinja for 20 years. She drums and dances. […]

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Mary Okidi

Mary Okidi

Mary is 45 and married but shares her husband with 2 other wives. She had 12 children but 6 have died. Currently in her household there are 6 people. They are renting a house in Walukuba East.Mary lived in Pader and moved to Jinja 10 years ago. In Pader rebels burned down her house, killing […]

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Lillian Abong

Lillian Abong

Lillian Abong, age 37,  is a widow with 5 children who lost her husband to HIV/AIDS. She herself is also infected. Besides selling beads, she also performs hairdressing out of her house. Lillian hopes to make enough money to one day buy her very own house which would have a room dedicated exclusively to hairdressing […]

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