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How Upcycled Paper Beads Are Helping Women Rise Out of Slums in Uganda

by | Artisans

How Upcycled Paper Beads Are Helping Women Rise Out of Slums in Uganda

(Read Time: 2 min.)

Empowering Women in the Slums of Uganda

In Uganda, many women and families live in crowded slums with no access to job opportunities, quality education, clean water, electricity, or sanitary drainage.

Meet Florence, Artisan Leader

As a war refugee, Florence wanted to provide more for her family and her community.

She’s inspired so many women in the slums of Uganda by giving them the tools to make an income and have hope for their future.

They’re now able to afford better living conditions, medical expenses, and send their children to school.

Florence shared with us that many of these women are understanding their worth for the first time in their lives, as they experience the joy of dignified work!

“Before I started working with Trades of Hope, I use to live hand to mouth and I was dependent on my brothers for house rent, school fees for my son and medical bills.” – Florence

“But that changed when I started working with Trades of Hope. I’m now self-reliant. I’ve acquired assets like land and even constructed a house in the village. I have access to better medical care, and I pay my own medical bills! I’m also able to support other vulnerable relatives and people from the community. I’m stress free and not worried about the future anymore!” – Florence, Artisan in Uganda

Changing Lives Through Fashion as a Force for Good

Every purchase of our Florence Bracelet Set supports a woman in an area of extreme poverty in Uganda.

Florence, War Refugee and Artisan Leader in Uganda with Trades of Hope Founder, Gretchen

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  1. Barbara Melton

    Beautiful bracelets… great program


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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.