烏干達紙珠 Uganda Paper Beads
The beads that are produced are actually made of paper!
Each day, as stubbornly high unemployment plagues Uganda, many struggle to find any kind of work. This is nowhere more true than in the northern part of the country where two decades of war have left almost no infrastructure intact.
In an effort to survive when no other work could be found, People of the Kiyuyu tribe began making jewellery out of the only thing they had access to: paper. They are now able to support themselves through the revenue these crafts bring, even as they learn how to take their new skill and turn it into a business, helping their neighboring families in the process.
Revenue gained from the sale of these products supports this family as they work, learn, grow and share.