Thursday, March 5, 2009

Suubi Necklaces

These necklaces are incredible. Not only are they beautiful, all of the money from the sales are given to non-profit organizations. The necklaces are strung with hand-rolled Ugandan paper beads made from old posters, adsvertisements, magazines, & newspapers.

Who is Suubi...
Suubi (the Lugandan word for HOPE) is a project run by the non-profit organization Light Gives Heat. Suubi is the name of the self-governing community-based organization of beautiful women that make the jewelry.

The Suubi (hope) project is about creating consistent weekly incomes in otherwise unemployable areas in Uganda through the purchasing and reselling of these hand-make necklaces. Thus, allowing for women to provide food and pay school fees for their children.

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