Why you'll love it: Elephants are a symbol of strength and power, including their cooperative spirit and loyalty. Channel their energy with this fun long necklace!
How it's made: The women collected paper to create the paper beads which were varnished and attached to a bronze metal chain and finished with a simple elephant pendant. Custom design by Artisans Thrive and WIL. Hangs roughly 17" L.
Made for you by: A group of women living in Busembatia, a rural village in Eastern Uganda, all part of the WIL-Uganda crafts program.
Your purchase supports: The crafts program teaches the women and girls skills that they are able to use for further craft business opportunities. By selling their crafts, the women their own income helping them to sustain themselves and their families. The women in the program also have an opportunity to participate in other programs of WIL including the Rights & Advocacy and Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights program; Leadership, Career Guidance, and Business Skills programs; and Literacy programs.