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Dazzle in this brightly colored recycled paper bead necklace. The variety of bead sizes and patterns give it a fun playful look. Handmade by African women.

This Product is the creation of Allen Nankya.  Unforuntately, Allen did not have an ideal childhood.  Her mother died before she had reached six months of age and she was raised by her father and her neglectful stepmother.  Lacking family support emotionally, physically, and financially, Allen left school and left home to find a job.  With no education she resorted to working in the harsh conditions of the stone quarry.

The disregard from her father and stepmother along with the loss of her first born child and the abandonment of her husband instilled in Allen an unrelenting motivation to be the best mother to her children that she can be.

Allen joined our partner initiative The Namugongo Good Samaritan Project (NGSP*) in order to be self-sufficient.  Paper bead making enables Allen to reach that goal by earning enough to independently care for her family.

*Read more about our partner initiative here.


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