The other week a fabulous shop was brought to my attention that I couldn't help but share with you all! The shop is the result of the Akiru Project located in Uganda.
This small business initiative is an effort to create income for the most vulnerable women in our community, including widows, those living with HIV, disabilities, and addictions. We know that no amount of money can fix our problems, and so the heart of Akiru is to lead women into a deep relationship with Jesus. In doing so we hope to create among our women a subculture of love, self-sacrifice, honesty, loyalty, and hard work.
Where does Etsy come in? Well the Akiru women are provided with marketable skills and a living wage that gives them the hope for a hunger-free future and their products are sold through Etsy. The women create gorgeous journals complete with handmade paper from 100% recycled materials.
These journals are absolutely stunning!
Would you like one of these pieces of art? Good thing I have one to give away!
- Profit from the sale of one large journal will...
- -feed a family of four for one week
- -pay rent for one month
- -buy two laying hens
- -pay for three doctor's visits
- -provide school supplies and fees for one school term (elementary)
- -buy medicine to treat three cases of malaria