What is the Beads Project?
The Beads Project provides a source of income for widows in rural Uganda.
Our women gather weekly to make beads rolled out of paper - yes, paper! - which are then varnished and strung into the beautiful designs you see in our shop. All our products are made by these women, and 100% of the proceeds go back to funding this and our other programs.
The cost of living for the average rural Ugandan family is about $50/month. Because income earning opportunities are rare, these women typically manage only about $5.50/month. The Beads Project offers a source of income to close this gap!
Most of the women use their beading money to provide home necessities for their families. In this area of Uganda, this is a significant indicator of a woman’s financial stability.
Not only this, but to be able to provide soap, sugar, clothing, school fees, and other necessities strengthens self-assurance and efficacy! Join with these women in their effort to provide for their families by purchasing from our shop!
Meet the Women
These are the women who make the jewelry you see in our shop! They live in three different villages; hover or click on their pictures to see which villages they call home!