A great way to keep children with their families is to empower single moms and widows with fair wages for their work. When a single mom has a way to care for her children and send them to school or provide medicine when they are sick, they have few reasons to run to the street looking for better opportunities. We launched our Kwagala jewelry line with the hopes of empowering women by providing dignified work and fair wages.
Currently, we are able to employ around 15-20 women through out the year to make the jewelry. They are able to set their own prices and we cover all of the costs of the materials, ensuring that all of the money they receive is for their labor. In Luganda, the local language, Kwagala means love. When you purchase a piece of their handmade jewelry, the women feel loved and supported. It helps them to provide for their children that they love so much. It empowers them to dream for their futures and give their children opportunities that weren’t availed to them. All things point to love when you shop our jewelry line. And love never fails.
Visit our Store to see the gorgeous pieces that the women have made and shop away knowing your purchase is making a difference. You can also purchase our jewelry from Ten Thousand Villages in Mishawaka, Indiana.