Take a look at this gorgeous red-hued bracelet. You’ll never guess it was made all the way in Uganda. The simple message in metal reminds everyone who sees it to always have hope in our many wars against disease. All the way from Uganda, they can surely start a conversation with their exotic beauty. The below is just one example of numerous items to choose from. If you’re wondering how these pieces arrive here over thousands of miles, please read on.
Project Have Hope, a 501(c) 3 non-profit based in Massachusetts, sells recycled paper bead jewelry made by the women of the Acholi Quarter in Uganda. The proceeds from each piece go directly to the community of artisans who make it. This organization has been working with women in Uganda to help them create an independent, sustainable future for nearly seven years! One dollar from each Hope Cures bracelet purchased is donated to the Ugandan Child Cancer Foundation to support young patients at the Uganda Cancer Institute.
Awareness months to keep in mind are:
September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness
October: Breast Cancer Awareness
November: Lung and Prostate Cancer
December 1st: World AIDS Day
January: Cervical Cancer
February: National Cancer Prevention Month
March: Colon and Kidney Cancer
Why not get an extra one as a gift for yourself too?