Hope of Africa recently started a craft project, based in Uganda. The goal is to create work and a market that will support both our University students and a group of displaced and at-risk women. Our role is to design and sell jewelry that the women and students can make. The women make the beads to support themselves, send their children to school, and feed their families. The project also supports many of our vulnerable university students, so they can pay for transport to school, some school fees and school materials. They assemble the bracelets and earrings in their free time from school.
For every 1,200 necklaces we sell, this will pay one university student’s tuition for a year and provide 22 vulnerable women with 17 months of food.