For 10 years, BeadforLife has been working in Uganda to transform the lives of women living in poverty. Women receive the confidence and skills they need to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs. This unique program provides them with the opportunity to end the cycle of poverty for good.
BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between hard working and impoverished Africans and North Americans who want to create a world that works for all. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper, into beautiful beads. This beauty becomes income, food, medicine, school fees, and hope. It is a small miracle. Our members are women with children living on less than two dollars a day. Many have fled the war in Northern Uganda. Others live with HIV or other serious health challenges. They are incredibly welcoming, hard working, resilient, and creative.
North Americans partner with Ugandans by opening their hearts, homes, and communities to buy and sell the beads. All profits from BeadforLife are invested in community development projects that generate income and help people escape extreme poverty. This circle of caring and participation enriches us all.