The Kassim Necklace
*Top necklace is the Elizabeth necklace, thin two stranded necklace is Kassim!
The Kassim necklace is a go-to necklace for any outfit and not only layers well with all of our large beaded jewelry but with sweaters, cardigans and business attire. Warm tones, long length. Approximately 50-60 inches in length.
AND THIS NECKLACE IS FUN TO LAYER!
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Plato’s Closet Ft Collins had an awesome visitor yesterday, Hidaya Kezaala! She is the wife of the mayor of Jinja, Uganda, which is the city next to the village where our Bigger Than Beads jewelry comes from. They traveled to the US for a world leaders conference and made a stop in CO. We were so proud to show them what we, and our customers are doing to help their people!
This incredible purse is made out of recycled paper! The proceeds go to the women who handcrafted this beautiful purse and their children in hopes of having a better way to survive. Purchase the Nadia purse here http://biggerthanbeads.storenvy.com/products/1105880-nadia-purse
This purse is named after Hadijah: Hadijah Magola is in her fifties. She is unsure of her birthdate, which is actually quite common. She was married at age 15 and had seven children. There are six grandchildren three of which live with her as their parents have disappeared. These children attend the H.E.L.P. School. Her husband is a mechanic but is ill now. They can’t always pay the loan on their house so the money from beads will help with keeping their home. View and purchase her purse here:http://biggerthanbeads.storenvy.com/products/1105832-hadijah-purse
Meet the wonderful woman who this purse is named after!
Joyce Goranato is 22 and has been married to Tom for four years. When she was in Primary 6 she had to drop out of school due to lack of fees. She wants to go back to school to becoime a haridresser. When she was 1 ½ years old her father committed suicide. Her mother educated her by making alcohol and digging. Joyce has not found employment so she joined the bead group with her mother Margaret Atim. Joyce lives with her mother as her husband lives in his village while unemployed.
MEET RITAH. We named this vibrant necklace after her!: Ritah Kisakye is 25, married for three years to Edward who is a pastor. He has training as an accountant but is now selling onions in the market. He also teaches at Bethel Institute part time. Ritah just graduated in Social Work and Administration but is not yet employed. She will be doing volunteer social work for the HELP school. She looks after her HIV positive mother and is seven months pregnant with her first child. As a child her grandfather paid for her schooling until he died. Ritah’s mother paid her school fees by selling greens but since greens are only in the rainy season she was on and off again at school. Ritah made money for school herself by winning competitions by singing and dancing when she was ages 13-16. She had a white sponsor for the three years she attended the university. She has had multiple health problems since a trauma at the age of 3. She is thrilled to be expecting a baby but concerned about the birth. Ritah interprets for the women who do not speak English and is a key player in the Masese Women’s Bead Association.
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