“The Millionth Bead: How old magazines and glue built a village in Africa” by Joshua Berman

WorldView is “a 22-year-old quarterly magazine of news and commentary about the Peace Corps world.” Check out my article in the current issue about a small but far-reaching non-profit organization based in Kampala, Uganda and Boulder, Colorado:

“The Millionth Bead” How old magazines and glue built a village in Africa, by Joshua Berman:

Sometime during the summer of 2008, a group of African and American women, through a cooperative organization called BeadforLife, quietly hit a milestone: they sold their millionth piece of handmade jewelry. It all began when three Colorado women traveling in Uganda had a chance encounter with a woman selling tightly rolled paper beads in front of her hut in an impoverished district of Kampala. Read more…
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