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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Support Women in Uganda: 1000 Shillings #GlobalTeamof200

Aidah

Aidah is 24 years old from Baduda, a town about two hours from Namatala. She has 14 siblings, but, tragically, 13 of them died from illnesses as children. Read more here.

1000 Shillings, is a Uganda-based organization that helps mothers earn a living through their paper bead work.

1000 Shillings is different from most fair trade companies http://www.1000shillings.com/our-model, because the women artisans earn capital for their own small businesses by making limited-edition products for 1000 Shillings. Each product sold through 1000 Shillings helps a woman establish a small business, which enables her to support her family. 1000 Shillings also aims to tell the in-depth story behind each artisan.

They work with six single mothers in the Namatala slum, Uganda;

Aidah http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/aidah
Annette http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/annette
Veronica http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/veronica
Esther http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/esther
Martha http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/martha and
Elizabeth http://www.1000shillings.com/portfolio/elizabeth

These women create beautiful paper bead jewelry, and are the first women to produce products for 1000 Shillings.



Please visit 1000 Shillings here: http://www.1000shillings.com

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