Each beautiful cross was beaded by a young girl in our Girls' Education Initiative which encourages girls in the Agwata village to stay in school, both to further her economic opportunities in the future and to delay marriage and childbirth. 100% of the proceeds for each cross sold supports this program. The girls as a group choose what to spend their money on, things such as soap for bathing, underwear, exercise books for school. Important things for girls determined to get an education. If their parents do not support them in getting an education, often they will tell their the girl, to "go get a man" to buy her such things. We hope that money from these cross sales will mean they do not have to consider such a bleak alternative.
They measure 4.25-5" tall by 3.5" wide. Attach a magnet to decorate your refrigerator or filing cabinet. They can be hung from your bulletin board or rear-view mirror using shiny gold thread (included). Hang from your window - just select the free suction cup option - or come up with your own idea to display your support of Ugandan girls education! $10 each. At the holidays, you can hang them as ornaments from your tree.
Want to support Agwata girls in their schooling but don't need a beaded cross? It's easy. Just go to our Spoonsor a Ugandan Child page on the main menu and select a child to sponsor.