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Bead For Life.

Bead for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women in Uganda. Their mission statement is: creating sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.

Basically, Ugandan women string together beautiful (and I mean beautiful) necklaces and bracelets with handcrafted paper-beads, the Bead for Life organization in turn sells these and then pays these women fair trade so that they can better their lives and the lives of their family.

How many times a year are you invited to miscellaneous home parties? Tastefully Simple? Mary Kay? Premier Jewelry? Pampered Chef? Thirty One? The parties are all great and fun and all of us find things we love and must have. How much money would you say you spend at these parties?

Bead for Life also takes place at home parties and they have asked me to share about their organization and also the opportunity for you to host a party. I am planning on hosting one myself as well.

The premise is simple and much like you've probably already done, gather your friends, your neighbors, your family and have them come and see the beautiful, one of a kind, pieces of jewelry made with love by a Ugandan woman trying to better her life. Bead for Life sends you a party package free of charge full of miscellaneous jewelry to sell and after the party you send back the jewelry and the money collected. From now until September 30th, anyone who signs up to host a party is entered to win a trip to Uganda to meet the women who are making the jewelry and also a safari experience.

Take a wander at the Bead for Life website, if it doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will.

Bead for Life has sent me a bracelet to give away to a reader. All I ask is that you consider hosting a party, you don't have to commit to me, but take a look at their site, think about it.

Leave me a comment telling me what piece of jewelry on their site you just love and you're entered to win the bracelet.

This is not a sponsored post. Bead for Life did send me a bracelet and promotional materials. I am giving the bracelet away to a reader in hopes of spreading the word on this organization I believe in.


  1. I love the Katogo - not my usual style but I like that it would get me outside me usual style zone, much like how Bead for Life makes me look at important life struggles that are also outside my "zone".

  2. I like the three-strand necklace... simple and cute!

  3. I think the Katogo bracelet and necklace are both lovely. What a great organization to raise awareness of - let me know when you have that party and if I can make it I will try to come!

  4. I love the five strand necklace - so beautiful in any of the colors! Thank you for sharing this info about a wonderful organization with us, S!!!