烏干達紙珠 Uganda Paper Beads


一雙巧手一張紙,為無數非洲家庭帶來了經濟收入。


烏干達人民一直被居高不下的失業率困擾,不少人都在爭取工作的機會。而且,持續20年的戰火使得烏干達北部地區幾乎沒有留下完整的基礎設施。


尋求工作無望,開始製作珠寶以為持生計,原材料就是他們唯一擁有的紙張。基庫油(Kikuyu) 族人以舊報紙捲成珠子,製成首飾幫補生計。報紙珠由刀把舊報紙剪成三角形再捲起,用天然樹膠貼合,最後塗上防水用的指甲油,這樣便製成了輕巧又耐看的紙珠飾品。


其後,這門手藝更發展成業務,在創業的過程中幫助鄰近的家庭,一起工作、學習、成長和分享。一顆小小的紙珠,為生活創造了新的希望!


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.






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