BeadForLife will rally people around the world to join a global movement and stand up for the eradication of poverty, by wearing beads as a symbol of hope. The non-profit organization is launching a campaign on October 1 to build awareness about extreme poverty, and the fact that one in five people worldwide live on $1.25 per day.
Beads will be worn by people around the world; highlighting their belief in effective solutions that overcome extreme poverty and help impoverished people create bright futures.
“We invite the world to join us in wearing beads and standing together in solidarity, knowing we can create solutions for extreme poverty,” says Devin Hibbard, Executive Director and Co-founder of BeadforLife.
The organization, whose sustainable model of creating opportunities not handouts, has proven to be successful, lifting more than 14,000 people from poverty and reaching half a million people around the world. The multimedia campaign is designed to educate and inspire people to wear their beads on this day and take action.
About BeadforLife: BeadforLife empowers women to lift themselves out of extreme poverty through their own hard work. Women in Uganda work hard to create beautiful bead jewelry out of recycled paper beads that they roll by hand. Women around the world sell these unique items and connect on a deeper level, educating one another on extreme poverty - an issue that affects 1.4 billion [one in five people] worldwide. It’s a circle of connection that makes a difference in our world.