Could you imagine living on just .40 a day?!? While with coupons and frugal ways I am able to stretch my budget there is no way that I could even fathom living on .40 a day! I am VERY thankful that I am not in that situation and that even though I have had times that have been rough with our family finances I have never had to experience living like that. In Uganda 1000 shillings = .40 USD!
I do know that while I am very fortunate that not all people around the world are, there are many places around the world where .40 a day is literally all they have for food, clothing, shelter and all of their needs. One of those places is Uganda, where those who live there are not as fortunate as we are here in the United States. There is one organization who is working on changing that!
1000 Shillings is a Uganda-based organization that helps mothers earn a living through their paper bead work! They currently work with 6 different single mothers who live in the Namatala slum, Uganda! Each of these woman, because of 1000 Shillings help has been able to form their own businesses making beautiful hand made paper bead jewelry. Each of these women make limited edition products just for 1000 shillings and helps a woman establish a small business, In turn that means they can support their families and give their family a better life! How AWESOME is that! What makes them even more different is that they look at each woman as more then just an artesian, they get to know her, her family and learn about her story and best of all it is because they want to learn and know about it!
I think this is amazing, and the jewelry looks beautiful! I would love to know that something I am purchasing is helping another mother give everything she can to her children!
You can learn more about the 6 woman and see their work! Just click on their name and it will bring you to their portfolio.
I am a part of the Global Team 200 that is helping to spread the word of Social Good and what we can all do to help out others! No compensation is received for any of these post.