The Spark


Our mission is to create sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.

BeadforLife eradicates poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful bead jewelry, and people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads.

The beads become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope. It is a small miracle that connects and enriches everybody in the Bead Circle.

All net profits from BeadforLife are invested in community development
projects that help people work their way out of poverty.



  1. avatarMark Jordahl

    Hello Carol,

    Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Please send a message to and she can help you with that.


  2. avatarcarol

    hello,i need unprocessed shea butter in do i go about it?

  3. avatarLeigh Womble

    Help with Jewelry Supplies: I wanted to share a wonderful group.
    We are not a business, we do not sell nor do we make a profit of any kind. We are only promoting kindness and gifts.
    If you are in need of supplies, if you know of anyone needing supplies please tag them.
    If you have an abundance of supplies and like to help others, please join our group. We have sent close to a hundred gifts to those that just need a little help.
    We want everyone to have a chance of making their art so if we can help you, please join.
    To help with shipping costs, I now have a group for Australia, Canada, Europe and Africa. These groups are newer and are slowly growing. But our US group, has over 1,300 members in a little over two months.
    I’m very proud of our group and hope that we can help you or you can join us in promoting kindness, gifts and paying it forward.

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  5. avatarAnne Matheson

    Hi, my husband and I are involved with building a village for widows and orphans in Uganda. Due to my involvement in the community I have come across many ladies who are making beads but not able to sell them. How do I put them in contact with beadforlife. We are in Wairaka, which is near Jinja. The ladies are mainly widows and some are also HIV positive and as you can imagine life is a struggle.
    Please send me information.

  6. avatarPortia Ngonyama

    I would like to join your organisation yet i am in south africa I am a beader thanks to breast cancer I couldnt cope with the chemotherapy so my counsellor advised me to develop a hobby i tried sewing and mosaic and beading and i love beading I have a lot of women who i met and they try to sell their beads to eradicate poverty. I read your article it filled me with such great warmth about the work you are doing in Uganda i wish it can also be established here in South Africa besides the glamourous outlook a lot of women are surviving only beyond the breadline if i could manage to teach people how to use beads to enhance their lives it could be better for me.

  7. avatarchopper

    i would like to know who my sponsor in the VET programme is here in uganda.

  8. avataradmin (Post author)

    Hi Crystal –

    Thanks for writing. You can visit our website to learn more about BeadforLife and how to host a BeadParty.

    You’ll find that hosting a BeadParty is fun and easy! We hope you join us.


    Please contact me how to get involved. Either selling your jealory, having bead parties etc. My name is Crystal

  10. avatarKatie Thomas

    I am interested in selling your jewelry in my shop “The Import Outlet” located in Taos,NM. Please send me information. Thank you.

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