The majority of Arise and Shine Uganda’s project funds come from people buying and selling our beautiful handmade products. All of our products are made by ladies that previously had little or no income, as a way of earning money to support their families. As our paper bead necklaces and jewellery have proved to be popular, we have decided to diversify our range and are in the process of making fabric beaded jewellery as well. This new range means that we are able to employ and train more women. At the moment we are trialling the jewellery being made by women in town, but with the imminent arrival of our international volunteers, we also hope to be able to set up a fabric bead making group in the village as part of our community outreach work there.
We are looking forward to being able to post pictures of our new products soon!