Thursday, November 5, 2009

Operation Uganda

In my quest to find Christmas gift ideas for the December issue of Sabona, I happened across Operation Uganda. What an awesome organisation. It was started by a family (a couple and their four children) who went to Uganda in 2004 after their house in Brisbane burned down (resulting in them taking reassessing what was important in their lives, and they saw a DVD about Uganda. They now help 200 children, some orphans who are in full-time care in a facility run by the organisation, and others who receive medical assistance, food etc.
They are selling awesome handmade jewellery and arts and crafts made by people in Uganda. There are wonderful clay and paperbead necklaces and bracelets as well as other handmade crafts. There are pieces of cow horn used in some of the items which is something that I don't think I've seen before.
The products are so reasonably priced and they are also recruiting sales people to sell the jewellery at home parties, fetes etc. Sales people earn 30% on their sales and there's no cost to start up.
It's really a wonderful opportunity to help people in Africa.


MrsDesperate said...

How awesome. And what a small world we live in. I remember doing a story on them when they decided to give it all up to move overseas.
Good for them!

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