Ugandan Women ‘BeadforLife’

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t first glance, a BeadforLife piece may look like any another bracelet —but the story behind it just might be enough to convince you otherwise.

Since 2004, the Colorado’s non-profit has been committed to making a difference all over the world, particularly in Uganda, where women create the BeadforLife bangle bracelets from recycled paper.

As a result, women are able to earn money and work their way out of extreme poverty, which is defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 per day.

Essentially, each bracelet symbolizes hope and opportunity.

This is all part of BeadforLife’s “Do Good, Get Bangled” campaign, in which small acts of kindness are recognized with a free BeadforLife bangle bracelet and five more to pass along to others doing good deeds. The campaign culminates October 17, which also happens to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Devin Hibbard, executive director and co-founder of BeadforLife says, “There are so many tragedies in the world, and we believe it’s important to take the time to honor the good.”

Read the rest of my article at [EBONY.com].

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