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Beadforlife

Rating: 4.94 stars   33 reviews 1,495

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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