Beads For Life – Eradicating Poverty One Bead at a Time

Recently I made a blog here about an organization called Under The Same Sun. I made that blog after learning about the need to help albinos in Africa. I learned about that situation because of a speech in my Toastmasters Club #641259. Toastmasters is all about education! See the post or check the website to learn.

Today I received an email from an organization called Beads For Life. I actually learned about this website after seeing an amazing program on television. The story explains how two women in Africa seeing the plight of women in Africa started this organization to help women in Uganda help themselves by giving these women the chance to go into business. You can see the joy in their faces, and hear it in their voices in the video below.

After learning how many women in the world make less than a $1.00 (that is ONE dollar) a day I decided this was my opportunity to give a speech and in the process educate myself, and others.  As you can imagine, earning one dollar a day does not allow a person to buy enough food to feed a family (you are hungry and so would be your children), have decent shelter (you must live in a slum, on dirt floors, sharing your hole in the ground and water sources with hundreds of others), you are prone to bad health (you can’t afford medicine) and you lack hope.  No hope because you are working all day long under harsh conditions and are barely surviving. You also could be the only source of food, shelter, medicine, and hope for your family.

I learned how the program works, and bought beads, which I gave away and felt great about so that others could learn about Beads For Life.

check out the shopping and fight poverty one bead at time

Will you take the time to watch and learn?

I find it amazing how these women make beautiful jewelry with paper beads! Amazing♥

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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