JINJA JEWELRY – One answer to extreme poverty.
Jinja is the Uganda town in which we built the FM Light and Life Church in 2006; it now serves as the only community center in the area. This is the place where we recruited and trained our first beading group.
Historically, Jinja is famous for its legendary tourist attractions, chief among them the Nile River and Class Five (5) rapids at Bujagali Falls- which represent one of the premier whitewater rafting and kayaking destinations in the world.
Jinja Jewelry is an eclectic, handcrafted, fair trade jewelry that is made by formerly unemployed peoples of Uganda. At this time, we have 44 women making Jinja Jewelry, a beautiful artistic product that helps to fund all the Hope Institute programs (scholarships, youth conferences, and hospital support).
This venture is our dream. It combines our passion for promoting international friendship with a business success plan that will help solve multiple social problems.
~ Empowering women while strengthening the global economy through the creation of jobs,
~ Reworking recycled materials and reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing, and
~ Celebrating an historic event that reinforces our collective goals of unity, hope, and peace.
Partnering with Hope Institute and Jinja Jewelry will enable you to bring hope to the truly hopeless by providing economic opportunity and environmental responsibility that really does create a more just and better world for you, your children and grandchildren.
Here’s how you can help…
Host a Jinja Jewelry party to share our unique jewelry and crafts with your family and friends. We will be pleased to send you a package. Take Jinja Jewelry to your job, church, school, or community group — and proudly share the amazing stories of these men and women.
Call (608)314-3950 or email: email@example.com
Give these beautiful gifts of African jewelry to others – knowing they provide sustainable livelihood while at the same time offering dignity to the artisans, and also, much joy in both the giving and receiving — to you and others who will enjoy them.
One more exciting prospect: Educate yourself and others by traveling to Uganda as a medical, educational or construction service team member. Come back home and become a spokesperson for those in dire poverty who are looking for a helping hand to break the cycle of despair.