Project Lydia Double Strand Stretch Bracelet

Project Lydia Double Strand Stretch Bracelet

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About Project Lydia

Project Lydia is a fair-trade economic development/education project that lifts women and children in remote villages in Uganda out of the worst of poverty, restores purpose, hope, and dignity. The project helps local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives. Project Lydia teaches skills, provides an educational support system, and opens doors for the women to support their families. The women meet weekly to be paid for their handmade wares and to work on projects together. Currently Project Lydia empowers and employs 350 women and currently has sent over 750 children to school.

About this product

These double band stretch bracelets are made of two rows of bright colorful paper beads strung together with elastic. They are easy and comfortable to wear.  Each bead is made from recycled paper which is cut into long strips and individually hand rolled. The colors you see are the colors that are in the paper. The process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry from hand-rolling the bead to assembly, takes about a week. These bracelets are made by a widowed woman named Akello and her family. Akello has 7 children and 6 grandchildren. Her work with Project Lydia gives her hope that she can keep her school aged children and grandchildren in school. 3 1/4"

Due to monitor differences, actual colors
and/or patterns may vary slightly from online.