Archive for Category: "Jinja Women’s Group News"

The Story of Alum: From Despair to Hope

The Story of Alum: From Despair to Hope

From Despair: Chased Away from Her Home Alum, one of the newer Jinja women’s group members, is working hard to save down payment money so she can own her own home as part of our Jinja Home Ownership Program. She looks forward to the day when she can move out of the slums where she […]

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Your Bead Purchases Are Life Saving to Our Women

Your Bead Purchases Are Life Saving to Our Women

Your Bead Purchase Generate Much Needed Income for Our Ugandan Women Our Ugandan paper beads make great gifts for the holidays.  And besides that, they are also life changing for the women who make them.  We work directly with over 200 women in Uganda.  They are standing by ready to make lots of beads and […]

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Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

An Update on our Uganda Home Ownership Project:   During a brutal period of conflict in northern Uganda in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, one of our Jinja beaders, Achen Rose, and her husband were captured by rebels and her husband was beheaded in front of her. She was held captive for over a year […]

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Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

As 2013 ends, we’ve nearly met our fundraising goal to complete Phase II of the land purchase.  What this means is that we need $6000 more by early 2014 to reach our goal.  That’s just a short distance to go, out of the over $90,000 that was initially needed.  We’re excited about how close we […]

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Meet Aber Beatrice Who Makes Specialty Necklaces

Meet Aber Beatrice Who Makes Specialty Necklaces

Aber Beatrice is one of our Jinja beaders who is quite adept at bead making.  She is one of just a few ladies that can make our “Specialty Necklaces” which contain lots of both paper beads and seed beads.  Besides bead making, Aber also is quite good at hand painting our silk scarves.  Aber has […]

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Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Each year, our Jinja women’s group gains more tie dyeing skills.  This is their fifth year of making tie-dyed silk scarves and their work is amazing!  It is a specially trained group of 22 of the women who make these scarves.  Some of the team uses tie dyeing techniques on the scarves while others pin […]

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Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Nineteen ladies from our Jinja group graduated from their business class in early February 2013.  Each lady received a certificate of completion at the recognition ceremony.  It represented a year of hard work learning what it means to be a good successful business women.  There were 8 to 10 days of intensive class training by Michele B., […]

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Meet Achiro Doreen, New Business Owner

Meet Achiro Doreen, New Business Owner

Achiro Doreen, one of our Jinja paper bead artisans, proudly shows her neighborhood grocery kiosk located in the one of the tiny communities surrounding central Jinja.  Achiro has a full-time job as a cook at a nearby school.  But she understands that in order to get ahead and fulfill her family’s needs, she needs more […]

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Jinja Beaders Show Strength and Unity

Jinja Beaders Show Strength and Unity

We always knew our Jinja beaders were a very united group of women.  When we visited their group in early February this year, they surprised us when we first arrived by all showing up (all 70+ of them) in their newly made matching outfits. The above photo captures some of the group as they first […]

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Business Class Recognition Ceremony

Business Class Recognition Ceremony

After a hard week’s work of business class training, our beaders were recognized for their efforts in improving their business skills.  Each class participant received a certificate of recognition.   Here, Michele appreciates her co-trainer and Jinja group beader, Joy Otim.  Twenty women participated in the business skills class.  The class was lead by Outreach Uganda […]

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