Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CRAFTY SUPERSTAR THE SHANTI UGANDA SOCIETY


The Shanti Uganda​ Society is a Canadian Non-Profit that improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  

Shanti Uganda’s Women’s Income Generating group employs 21  mothers and grandmothers from Luweero District whose lives have been impacted by HIV/Aids. They also receive skills training and business training they need to succeed. The Women work in an outdoor thatch covered building where they craft bags and home decor products from traditional East African fabrics, as well as beautiful jewelry from hand rolled paper beads.  They receive a regular, reliable income every month, and are paid above fair trade prices. The products are sold throughout North America with profits going directly to the women and the programs at Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre.

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