Hope Again Women's Ministry
In addition to providing life-giving meals to orphaned children in need, FMSC works with the staff in Rakai to purchase beautiful, handmade items from the Hope Again Women’s Ministry Cooperative. The project employs more than 300 women, many of whom are widows affected by HIV/AIDS and who care for multiple children in their households. The women produce jewelry made from recycled magazines and hand-dyed, hand-woven grass items. The Hope Again Women’s Ministry is one of FMSC’s largest MarketPlace partners.
Meet the Artisans
Betty was one of the first participants in the Hope Again Women Project, which employs more than 200 women in the Rakai community of Uganda. She is currently raising five grandchildren, and the income she receives from her handmade items allows her to pay their school fees and invest in planting crops and raising animals to help feed her family.
Joyce creates beautiful necklaces and ornaments for Hope Again Women. She creates these products by rolling or wrapping colorful paper by hand. Her 21 grandchildren have been orphaned and live with her. With the money Joyce has earned, she built a home and sends her grand kids to school.