Eclectic Paper Bowl
Made in: Uganda
Artisan Group: The Women of Pader
These eclectic handcrafted bowls will look great in your home or office!
Handmade by artisans at FMSC MarketPlace partner, The Women of Pader, your purchase allows them to earn a dignified income to support their families and community.
Pader, Uganda, is a small village about 8 to 12 hours north of the capital city of Kampala. The town and its people were ravaged by Joseph Kony and Lord’s Resistance Army for 20 years. Many Ugandans were killed, many were infected with HIV/AIDS, and most were traumatized. The war ended around 2008, but the effects remain. Poverty, AIDS, malaria, malnutrition, and starvation are constant problems.
Women are the backbone of the community in Pader. They earn the income for the family, work the fields, and raise the children. Many children were orphaned during the war, so many of the women are raising not only their own children, but also orphaned ones. Lack of education, combined with school fees for all schools, makes breaking the cycle of poverty very difficult. By making a purchase, you are a partner in making this dream come true for the Women of Pader!