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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance

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: Over the last eleven years we have accomplished a lot: we have our pilot program, Beads to Business, which has facilitated the creation of nearly 3,000 small businesses; our Girls Education program, where hundreds of girls have attended school that would have otherwise been out of reach; we launched an agricultural initiative, teaching rural women farming practices; and finally, our Street Business School, giving women the opportunity to start businesses sooner and with less capital.

Target demographics: Women living in extreme poverty

Geographic areas served: Uganda, Africa

Programs: Enterpreneurial & Agro-Business Training Girls Education

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mary363

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the beads. They are colorful and unique. I have bought tons for myself and for gifts. But more than the beads is the story behind them. I wear them proudly, knowing I am supporting a woman to possibly educate herself and grow her own business. I also love the shea butter soap.

Client Served

Rating: 4

BeadforLife provides high quality hand-crafted jewelry and accessories. The jewelry is very colorful and original. I bought a number of items as gifts.

Rachel147

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BeadforLife is an incredible organization! Many people rave about their jewelry and shea products but what they are doing is much. much more than that. BeadforLife provides entrepreneurial training to women in Uganda, inspiring and equipping them to become successful entrepreneurs.

Many organizations that do work like them are for-profit companies, but not BeadforLife! They reinvest everything back into their programs to help even more women! I wish there were more organizations like them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bead for Life is an incredible organization with wonderful products!

1 Danny16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1 Callise F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!