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Beads of Awareness is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering women in northern Uganda since 2009.
We do this by buying paper bead jewellery and other products from our artisans, selling them in Canada and abroad, and reinvesting proceeds into our microfinance loan project.
We buy from two artisan groups
 in the Gulu region of Uganda—helping support over 45 individuals and their families
We buy from two artisan groups
 in the Gulu region of Uganda—helping support over 45 individuals and their families
We have issued 200  loans, allowing borrowers to launch micro-enterprises and transition toward sustainable livelihoods
We have issued 200+ loans, allowing borrowers to launch micro-enterprises and transition toward sustainable livelihoods
We have also supported many local development projects in the Gulu region.
Read more about our Impact
Join the movement by purchasing our products, wearing them with pride, and spreading the word.

Find us in our retail outlets, at events in your city and through your local volunteer sales rep.

Learn more about Where to Buy
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Our operations in both Canada and Uganda are made possible thanks to our two Ugandan staff and numerous committed volunteers in Canada.
Meet the team and read about our journey

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