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The Women of Pader

The Women of Pader is a ministry helping women restart their lives after a ravaging 20 year war in Northern Uganda. It promotes empowerment and economic growth in the community. Through The Women of Pader’s Bead
Project, women are trained to make jewelry out of handcrafted paper and glass beads. The program employs 125 jewelry artisans and six glass bead makers. Your MarketPlace purchases provide fair wages that allow these women to earn a dignified income to support their families and community.

Meet the Artisans


Beatrice has been employed by The Women of Pader for five years. As a member of The Bead Project, she is skilled at making hand-rolled paper beads. Through her work, she has been able to buy household items for her home, provide food to feed her family, and buy clothing for her children. Beatrice is currently working toward her dream of starting a livestock farm.

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