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Beadforlife

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews 1,436

Nonprofit Issues:

International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Address:

2336 Canyon Blvd. Suite 202 Boulder CO 80302 USA

Mission:

BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.

Results:

Some of the highlights of our work this year include: • Reaching over 7,400 people in over 1,000 households with our income generation or educational programs. • Expanding our shea project in war-torn Northern Uganda, allowing hundreds of families to earn income to help feed their families, improve their agricultural productivity, and rebuild their lives. • Selecting top-performing girls to attend secondary boarding school through a new girl’s education sponsorship program. • Engaging over 180,000 people attending more than 3,000 BeadParties around the world to better understand global poverty and take actions to end it. • Inspiring over 67,000 youth across the country who participated in BeadforLife’s interactive curriculum about extreme poverty, to take action to fight against it.

Geographic areas served:

Uganda, Africa

Programs:

Enterpreneurial & Agro-Business Training Girls Education

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303-554-5901
www.BeadforLife.org

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Bead for Life is an incredible organization with wonderful products!

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This is truly one exceptional company. Their mission is simple and impactful. Being a woman myself, I am always supportive of organizations looking to help empower women to succeed in life through their own hard work and perseverance. It is great to know that when you donate/purchase products from this organization, your money is really being used and not wasted/lost in the abyss. I personally participated in Live Below the Line this year and my donations went straight to this great company. Great great organization that I am lucky to have been involved with.

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Beadforlife impresses me. Their social enterprise business model works. The story is great - giving women a path to independence and strength. The product is strong. The price point is right on! I work in nonprofit leadership and have been in the sector most of my life. I'd love to see into the inner workings but from this donor/customer's standpoint, I think it's brilliant!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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All my experiences with products from Bead for Life have been excellent. I wear my bracelets and necklaces often. They are beautiful and comfort. I was also delighted by the wonderful soaps and bath products. This organization offers so much, is professionally run and makes you feel good and look good too!

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I loved the jewellery I received from Bead for Life. It was so colourful!

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I co-hosted a bead party with a friend - so easy and so much fun! And people loved the bead jewelry! I not only love the bracelets and necklaces, but also the shea products - the scrub makes my skin incredibly soft, the lip balm fees great, and I love the scent of the body cream and the soap. And to think that just by enjoying all these things I am helping women on the other side of the world! A total win-win!

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BeadforLife is an amazing non-profit working with women in Uganda to provide opportunities to rise out of poverty. This is done through the sale of paper-beaded jewelry made by the women. They are graduated through the program after months of training and empowerment workshops. This graduation model creates lasting impact in the women's individual economic status, and also allows BeadforLife to touch many many lives in Uganda. Wonderful program!

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I love the jewelry and shea products from BeadforLIfe. It is inspiring to me as a young woman to be able to wear something that was handmade by other women who are building a future for themselves and their families, just like I am trying to do. I know I have a much much much easier life in the U.S. than they do in Uganda. But I feel connected. I love how the purchases I have made always arrive with such attention to detail and papers that tell the story of the product. I will choose BeadforLife when looking for a special gift for family, friends, and myself.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Our MOPS group decided to have a Beadforlife party and I'm on the creative team and I headed up the party it was the best thing that I could have done. Beadforlife touch my heart and many other moms in our group as well. I being a crafter myself it just spoke to me and with what Beadforlife is doing for these women and their families is just amazing. They are giving them the tools to live a better life a hand up not a handout. God bless them in all they do today and in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The BEADFORLIFE program dose not give handouts it sets women up to prosper in life with their families. It teaches them how to start making their lives better and gives them an opportunity to go to school and learn more for themselves. And in return their kids learn to do things better also, instead of being beat down all the time. The program is wonderful and has helped a lot of families. Not just individuals. I have several of the Bangle Bracelets. I was given the first one and Loved it and after I read the story of how it was made I have been sold on them every since. I bought the rest and tell everyone I get around about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring more people in to help.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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