Uganda, Africa: Dorothy
Uganda, Africa: Nakato
Our beautiful Ugandan beads are hand-crafted by women in Africa. Many of these women struggle with AIDS, and this organization is empowering these women to rise above the many hardships they face in their country. They learn skills to create and to sell their products. They also learn how to provide for their family! Check out Nakate's story below.
Nakato is a fighter. Her husband left her when he found out she was pregnant. AIDS ridden, impoverished and a single mother to a four year old daughter, Nakato started working as an artisan from her bed.
Through her artisan work, she was able to pay her own hospital fees and bring herself back to health. In the midst of battling her own disease, she was able to send her daughter to school, and to open a bank account for herself. Nakato sees herself as a business woman, and plans to open her own shop one day.
Trades of Hope is proud to offer beautiful blue bracelets from this group of women. The purchase of these bracelets goes back to beautiful women like Nakato.