Afribeads - Uganda

AfriBeads are made by a group of 30 women from Kampala in Uganda called the AfriBeads Womens’ Association. The project is a Ugandan initiative and was started in 2005 by a Ugandan woman to help poor mothers have work while caring for their children at home. She started helping the women earn money by making beaded jewellery at home and selling at local markets. However this was difficult as so many people are poor in Uganda and there are few tourists.