Lubbock woman sells jewelry to help women in Uganda - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/29/09

Lubbock woman sells jewelry to help women in Uganda

By Brittany Pieper - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -As the holiday season of giving starts, a Lubbock woman hopes to sell Christmas presents with a purpose. Last year Rebecca Nolte saw a program about BeadforLife, an organization that sells jewelry made by women in Uganda.

At first the beautiful jewelry caught Nolte's eye, but the cause grabbed her heart. "All of the profits go back to the women. Either to the women themselves, to the schools, to the communities," she said. 

Nolte began to help the organization sell the jewelry.  Last year she raised $2,000, which is the same amount the bead makers in Uganda make each year. It may seem like a small salary to Americans, but that's 5 to 7 times more than what they made before BeadforLife started in 2004.

"Some women have gotten out of poverty, just by making the beads," said Nolte. 

The organization also supports affordable housing programs, vocational training and health programs in Uganda. Women in Uganda create all of the beads by rolling recycled paper and magazines. "I like it because it's very unique. It's obviously colorful, but I really like what it stands for," said Katie Atkins who purchased a necklace. 

Sunday afternoon Nolte held a bead party to try and sell items as Christmas presents to give gifts to loved ones while giving women in Uganda a chance.

If you would like to purchase jewelry from BeadforLife you can Clickhere to visit their web site.

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