Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bead For Life

Bead For Life is a great organization that is helping the women of Uganda work their way out of poverty. The Ugandan women use recycled paper to make beads for jewlry. The motto at Beads For Life is "Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time". I bought a beautiful purple necklace which is perfect for a fall accessory.

I believe Bead For Life provides a great way to shop for something cute and special, while at the same time helping a great cause. These necklaces or braclets make great gifts for birthdays or the upcoming holidays, especially for the philanthropist friend or family member.

Another interesting thing the women of Uganda offer on the Bead For Life site, is Shea butter products, such as soap and cosmetics. Shea butter is said to have incredible moisturizing and healing properties so the women collect them, prepare them and crush them to extract their moisturizing goodness for use in their products. The website has an interesting video showing this process: here. I am thinking that these products will make fun stocking- stuffers this Christmas.

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