I attended a wellness fair a couple months back as part of my class requirement (we gave a free chair massage to participants). In looking at the other booths there I was introduced to the organization: Bead for Life. First off, I was drawn to the beads themselves and as I looked and them the young ladies there shared with me the purpose of this organization and why they felt they should be an active part.
I've taken the following information directly from the site: Bead for Life and ALL the images I've used here were taken by Charles Steinberg.
Bead for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to overcoming extreme poverty in Uganda through the support of an international grassroots movement rather than aid. Through the work of Bead for Life, women in Uganda make and sell paper beads to people around the world.
There are several videos on YouTube that you can watch to find out more information. I'm looking into hosting a beading party. If nothing else, I plan to make some more purchases through the online store. They are very pretty beads made from recycled newspaper & magazines so I see this as not only helping the women and their families in Uganda but also helping our world.
Please take a moment to check them out and consider what you can do to help this cause.
**this is also a great way to buy handmade!