Bright paper beads in an intricate design give this creative new bracelet staying power. Whether you’re wearing it solo or with a variety of BeadforLife bracelets, the spirit of the Imara shines brightly as you connect with the resilience of the woman who is working her way out of poverty by creating this lovely piece. Available in solid or variegated (striped / textured) colors.
- • Handmade paper beads strung with complementary seed beads
- • Constructed with strong and flexible elastic
- • Finished with a signature BeadforLife tag
Imara, meaning “resilient” in Swahili, represents the power of a woman’s spirit to weather any storm.
Ruth is hardworking and truly skilled at handiwork, spinning her fingers meticulously to create paper beads for the new Imara Cuff Bracelet. This good-natured 35-year old used to wash clothes for less than a dollar a day in her neighborhood. When she could not find a job washing, she made tablemats out of fiber for which she was paid groundnuts (like peanuts) to feed her family. When Ruth began with BeadforLife, she received immediate praise for the quality and beauty of her work from the BeadForLife buying team. She is now busy creating some of the most fabulous Imara Cuffs and selling liquid detergent to her community. “I am so focused on the highest quality detergent so I can keep my loyal customers.” A true entrepreneur, Ruth is actively seeking more business opportunities. She lives in Kyengera, a Kampala suburb, with her two children. Join us as we empower Ruth to build her businesses!