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UPwords – Encouragement on the Go!

Happy Monday!

The start of a new week means a new vendor intro!

Meet UPwords – your go-to cards for encouragement on the go!

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1.) Tell us about the history of your organization? 

The idea for UPwords was sparked 20 years ago when a friend was facing a life crisis and I wanted to encourage him. What started out as little sticky notes on his kitchen cabinet led to the distribution of hundreds of mini cards. It all grew from there!

God has provided places to go and people to be with – gifts of transportation, places to stay and one-on-one experiences with others have been just some of the surprises He has given to me.  Oh, and He was also faithful to provide the funding to start the ecommerce portion of the business last year!

My Mom says it this way, “I don’t have the need for a plane ticket.  I have a need for a big freezer for food.” What she meant is that God gives us what we need to carry out His call.  She needed a freezer to help feed the hungry and God provided. God provided me the necessities to make UPwords a reality to others.  Over and over, I have experienced how He provides what we need as we are on the road of obedience!

2.) What are some of the trials and triumphs you have faced in bringing your organization to where it is today?

Trials never feel good, but I will admit that through them, my vision for UPwords continues to be clarified and solidified.

I hope I’m not being too candid, but here goes. In my 1st year of getting my business off the ground, I was scammed by my web designer & product designer.  To add to that disappointment, I lost quite a bit of money by participating in a trade show that was hugely misrepresented.

BUT God promises that in all things we are more than conquerors through Him. My dependency on the Lord grew, and many opportunities with others were birthed during this difficult time. I now get to work with a fabulous web designer (Cathy) & graphics designer (Josh).  They have been amazing cheerleaders for UPwords.

3.) How have you seen God provide/move/blow your mind?

Nearly every day God blows my mind as I see how He will so simply touch the life of just one person if I make myself available.

One evening, my friend and I were checking out at the register of Publix.  My friend made a ‘fan’ of the UPwords cards in her hand (about 6 different cards).  She said to the cashier, ‘Pick one. They are different cards of encouragement.’  Angela, the cashier, pulled out the ‘STRENGTH’ card and began to read the scripture on the inside of the card.  I will admit, I was not ready for the response – she began to cry and tell us that we did not know how much she needed this.  There was a line of people behind us, but it was like time stood still because Angela mattered! :)

People’s desire for connection, real connection, is so tangible.  The most common phrase I hear from others is, “This is just what I needed!”

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4.) We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. What are some of your hopes and goals for 2015?

It has been a blast introducing our innovative mini cards to the public, but looking ahead, we have a few more standard greeting card lines, and unique gift ideas in the works!

Many folks have the mindset that greeting cards need to be sent through the mail.  In 1994, we were introduced to another type of greeting card, the e-card.  And today?  I’m excited to present to you a face-to-face experience through giving mini encouragement cards.  You might say UPwords is returning to the grassroots of communication.  :)

My hope is that God would give me the nations for my inheritance. I pray that His word would go throughout all the earth.

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We are excited about God’s ability to use a card of encouragement to impact the world, and the opportunity we have to participate!

Shop UPwords now on Bought Beautifully!

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Fall Style Guide – Ethical Essentials

Fall Style Guide

Looking for ethical essentials?

Follow this week’s style guide to compare your favorite brand name pieces with BB products that are actively making an impact around the world!

 

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BB Kaia BB Kaia necklace $24. Shop here.

Buy your fall statement necklace beautifully, and give back to artisans in Costa Rica.

BB UO Urban Outfitters $18

BB DruzyBB Druzy earrings $18. Shop here.

Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with earrings that support education and vocational training for women in Africa.

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BB TuliBB crescent necklace $20. Shop here.

This pop of color makes a lasting impact in Uganda.

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Tiger eye Tassel necklaceBB Tiger Eye Tassel Necklace $31. Shop here.

Trendy tassels are a must have this fall. Buy yours beautifully, and create sustainable income for a family in New Delhi.

 

Use your purchases to empower others this season!

Shop on Bought Beautifully now.

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Omiyo Jewelry – Giving Hope to Gulu

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1.) Tell us about the history of your organization?

In 2011, a young Ugandan man who had started an organization to support his rural community, was in the computer center in Gulu town, learning to use computers, and hoping to find a way to get a website for his organization. He saw a young man s teaching computers in the center, and felt God telling him to ask that young man for help. That young man was my son Joey, who was doing a college internship at the computer center. They became friends, and Joey made a website for the organization.

A few months later, after Joey returned home, he got an email from his Ugandan friend saying that he wanted to start an income-generating project for women in his community who were learning to make paper beads. He asked if Joey knew anyone who could help him market the beads. At that time, I was manager of a fair trade store, so Joey contacted me, and I agreed to help.

I became very involved with the bead group and the rest of the organization, and visit them yearly. Early on, I realized that while the bead business would help some of the more capable women of the community, there were many other families of orphaned children, headed by old grandmothers trying to earn school fees. Since I belong to a very generous church I suggested we start a sponsorship program for these families in tandem with the bead business. This grew very quickly; we currently have 67 children in the program, which has outgrown our small church.

Sponsorship fees of $20 a month pay for a basic education in rural schools for the children. But we wanted to actually improve the children’s education, and get them into better schools (it’s typical for rural schools to have 100 children in a class, and for teachers to miss weeks at a time, with no substitute).

Initially we called the business Jewels for Schools, and pledged to use as much of the sales to provide the children a better education at Bethel Christian School, which costs quite a bit more than rural schools.  We re-branded this year as Omiyo, which means “Give” in Luo, the tribal language of our Ugandan artisans. Jewels for Schools is now a program of Omiyo.

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2.) What are some of the trials and triumphs you have faced in bringing your organization to where it is today?

Not living in Uganda is hard as I don’t have much control over product development and shipping is expensive.   I often get a whole shipment of styles that I know I can’t sell, it’s very difficult! The women I work with are extremely poor subsistence farmers, and there is no way for them to know what is in style in the US. The last time I went, I took a lot of samples for them to follow, but it’s hard for them to understand that I want things exactly like this. No substituting green sparkly beads for brass beads, for example. To be fair, it’s hard for a group in the small northern town of Gulu to get supplies. Most bead groups have moved to the capital for that reason, because shipping is easier from the capital, and because it’s easier to just fly to Kampala, and not have to take the grueling eight-hour bus ride to Gulu. But I am committed to working with women and children in Gulu.

The main reason Omiyo exists is not for me to have a booming business, but to help create jobs in this area where unemployment is about 70%. So despite the hardships, I will continue to work in Gulu and the rural communities that surround it.

Also, in 2014 temptation became too much for my Ugandan partner, and he misused donated funds we had been collecting for a school project.  In addition, his wife was the head of the group, and she had quit working with any of the other women, in order to get all the income for herself and her mother.  I had to quit working with both of them.

I was discouraged and thought of giving up the bead business. But there was no way I could abandon the 67 sponsored children. It was a hard year, trying to replace all my former systems with new ones, while struggling with feelings of discouragement. I also have struggled with how to relate to my former partners. They were like family to me, and it is hard to see them and their child suffering with no employment again, as well as rejection from their community, who are angry with them for messing up a good arrangement that really benefited the community. During my last visit, we had a reconciliation mediated by a local pastor, as well as a meeting with some local leaders to work out practical details and let the community know that I have forgiven them.

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3.) How have you seen God provide?

God provided me with my Ugandan son, Derrick. He just turned up at my daughter’s wedding two years ago, because he happened to be visiting my son Joey. I asked him to come and live with us, and he has become part of our family. He’s been helpful in so many ways, but especially when things fell apart with my former leadership in Uganda. Derrick is a people person, and had just the right people in his Ugandan circles to provide help in all the ways I needed it: one was able to do a bit of detective work for me on the progress of the school project, another was able to check on some shady money transfer issues through her job. His friends Paul and Diana, both accountants, now pay school fees for me, and his aunt Jacky is now my head bead lady. Through his cousin Kennedy I’m able to communicate with the bead group. Without Derrick, I would not have been able to continue my work. God put him in our lives at just the right time.

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4.) As an organization what excited about right now?

I am excited by the new artisans I’ve met and started working with this year: Jacky and the other members of RwotOmiyo, who meet together for prayer and mutual support as well as working on beads in Gulu, Uganda. Azucena, who makes earrings of wire and stone from her tiny shop in a mountain town in Nicaragua, and is so excited to help kids in her community go to school. Aracely and Carolina are two Nicaraguan women who collect pine needles and create amazing jewelry like you’ve never seen before.

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5.) We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. What are some of your hopes and goals for 2015? The next three years?

I want to expand my markets, to provide more income for these women. I’d like to get products into more stores, as I find that handmade products do best when people can see and touch them, and the nature of paper beads is that each one is unique, so it’s difficult to sell from a picture. I’d also like to find a gift shop or shops in an area with a lot of pines, where I can market the pine needle jewelry. Maybe this year or next, I’d like to try a trade show. And I’d like to spend more time in Uganda.

We are so amazed by the work the Lord has done through Omiyo – even in the midst of such turbulent times – and are blessed to be able to play a small role in such an awesome ministry.

You can play a role too! Support Omiyo by shopping here.

 

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Tuli. Changing lives, one necklace at a time

This week, we have the wonderful privilege of speaking with Megan Hoye,tuli+cover one of the co-founders of Tuli.

Tell us a bit about the history of Tuli?

It seems like Tuli is something I stumbled into, but in hindsight, I can see that it was all God. After I graduated college, I moved alone from Seattle to a sleepy coastal town in Florida to write for a small newspaper. I loved my job, but I felt restless. I started questioning my career choice, which was terrifying: If not journalism, then what?

At that time, my friend sent me some paper beaded jewelry from Uganda. I was struck by how women in Uganda found a way to turn something salvaged into something beautiful in an effort to earn money in unemployment-stricken Uganda. I knew buyers were few in Uganda – but what about in the U.S.?

I  connected with a Ugandan woman I’d met through a former volunteer position, Jane Nampijja, who became Tuli’s co-founder. We’d both worked with nonprofits before, and wanted to create something that didn’t rely on donations. After talking about sustainable solutions to poverty, we considered the current fashion market, and I reached out to some industry contacts I’d made years earlier, when I was modeling to pay for my college tuition.

After several months of work and countless disastrous attempts at designing jewelry, I flew to Uganda to meet Jane, and spent a month with her putting our business together. She and I met with the women who became our partners, and together, we came up with designs and a product line. Jane and I appointed some artisans as quality assurance coordinators as well. Ultimately, we want Tuli to be as much our partner artisans’ business as it is ours.

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What are some of the trials and triumphs you have faced in bringing Tuli to where it is today?

To be honest, Tuli has been a long series of trials – I think most business are – but, I’m happy to say that our greatest trials have in turn become our greatest triumphs. In the early days, we had a difficult time sourcing our materials. The key to our designs at Tuli is using high-quality chain in our products because we believe that’s the best way to compete with larger, factory-made brands. However, sourcing high-quality chain in Uganda isn’t easy, and we knew that without high-quality products, our sales would quickly falter.

At the time, it seemed as though that problem would wreck us. But then we found a supplier who agreed to work with us to provide the highest quality materials. Unfortunately, after the first problem was resolved, others quickly emerged. We couldn’t attract web traffic. Then, our website kept crashing. My camera was stolen, making  lifestyle photo-shoots impossible. And so on and so forth.

We’ve gotten over those hurdles only to find new ones. As we scale up, we’ve been facing the need to grow the company, and it’s both exciting and difficult. But Tuli has been through so much already that I know we’ve got a resilient team and concept. I trust that we’ll be able to make it through whatever comes our way.

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How have you seen God actively move in the work Tuli is doing?

This fall will be Tuli’s one-year anniversary. It has been mind-blowing to see how far we have come.  The Tuli team has been working really hard, and we’re so far beyond where I thought we would be at this point. I’m grateful for that every day.

Pursuing Tuli was a huge leap of faith and act of trusting God for me. Not only was I considering a new business – leaving behind the career I’d worked toward for years, but I was also considering a move to Japan with my fiancé.  I was terrified at the time, but looking back now from my apartment outside of Tokyo, I see how taking those steps all came together to create a job that’s more satisfying than I ever could have imagined.

Tuli is a constant reminder for me to remain faithful.  What made no sense to me at the time makes perfect sense in hindsight. Every experience, even something as seemingly inconsequential as modeling, came together to form Tuli. Tuli is entirely indebted to God.

I don’t have a business background, and I’m the person orchestrating Tuli’s overall operations, so I need all the divine help I can get! I remember when I first started thinking about everything involved with starting a business like Tuli – from building a website to product design; from lifestyle photography to accounting. It all seemed so daunting, and I didn’t know how to do any of it. I also had no money to invest in hiring people who did. Somehow, one obstacle after another, each of those things have been provided for, through a combination of the right people coming along to help or the right resources coming along to teach me.

That’s not to say it wasn’t hard –  but a combination of the right circumstances and the right people made something that once looked impossible come to life.

I wasn’t at all equipped to start this business, but step by step, and through some amazing people, God provided the guidance to get me there. So, to be completely honest, the fact that Tuli even exists is both mind-blowing and a testament to God’s greatness. Everything else about Tuli, therefore, is the same testament.

As an organization what are you excited about right now?

We’re excited to watch Tuli grow! We’ve been able to increase our orders to Uganda, which increases our impact, and we’ll soon be adding new partner artisans! It’s so exciting to think about how much more our customers’ purchases will help people in the years to come. We’ve also been able to expand our team a bit lately, and I can’t wait to see how the organization improves as a result. As a bootstrapped startup, there have been things I’ve had to take the reins on (like design and advertising) that really aren’t my strengths. Having talented people in place for those roles will do huge things for Tuli and, as a result, for the impact we have in Uganda.

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We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. What are some of your hopes and goals for 2015? The next three years?

All of our decisions at Tuli center on two interrelated things: growth and impact. We want to expand our sales, find better ways to serve our partners in Uganda and create meaningful change in their lives.

For the rest of 2015, we’re planning to launch a bridal line and train some more artisans to expand the Tuli team in Uganda. We’ve been selling more items than anticipated, which is great! But a negative effect of that is, since each item is handmade with a high focus on quality, we can only produce so many products per month with the women we work with now. I’m planning to go back to Uganda at the end of this year to bring some more women on the team and further expand our mission in Kampala.

Beyond that, we plan to grow. The more items we sell, the more income we can provide in Uganda. To do this, we hope to keep adding versatility to our line, get our products into more stores, and bring more people onto our team. I strongly believe that the stronger the team, the more powerful the organization.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Bought Beautifully has been such a blessing to Tuli! We’ve loved getting to know the team and their hearts and learning from some incredible companies. I’m so grateful to your readers for supporting not just Tuli, but also the entire Bought Beautifully network of people and brands.

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Wow! Thanks Megan! Partnering with Tuli has been a blessing and encouragement for us!  We absolutely love your designs and the heart and women behind them.
You can support Tuli in their mission of fighting poverty in Uganda by purchasing their great products here. Every purchase employs a woman in dignified work!

 

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Summer Gift Guide

Cheers to the start of summer birthdays, parties, weddings, and more!

Need a gift? Bought Beautifully has your gift giving needs covered at every price point.

Keep scrolling to check out our summer gift guide.

 

Bridal Shower Gifts:

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Bridal shower season is upon us, and these bright wooden spoons or hand woven bowl make the perfect gift for the bride’s new kitchen!

Wedding Gifts:

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Give wedding gifts that give back! These handmade stacking trays are the perfect addition to the newlywed’s home, and are actively empowering orphans and widows.

 

Baby Shower Gifts:

Baby Booties Looking for the perfect baby gift that gives back? These baby booties are handmade in Haiti, and are sure to be a party favorite!

 

 

Birthday Gifts:

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Celebrate your friends with the Nancy necklace or the Splendid Strand Bracelet. With the perfect pop of color, these two items our new summer favorites!

Hostess Gifts:

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This printable poster is perfect for any hostess, and give back to a Christ centered pregnancy resource center and orphan! We love to frame these hand embroidered cards, a great way to show your thanks and support development in Haiti.

House Warming Gifts:

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A new home isn’t complete without a beautiful chalkboard sign and convenient place to hang your coat!

Love these ideas? Share this gift guide with your friends on pinterest, email, or facebook!

 

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For more summer gifts Shop Beautifully now!

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Gift Guide for a Fair Trade Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, celebrate dads with fair trade style!

Need a gift? Check out our top picks, making impacts both locally, and globally!

Celebrate dad with this stylish duo from Krochet Kids! Not only do these gifts have worldwide impact, but they can also be purchased locally if you live in Sheridan, downtown at Bighorn Design Studio!

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Want more variety in your Father’s Day gifts this year? Check out these picks from Bought Beautifully! Our handmade leather journal, and Mesos skateboard are actively changing the world with the love of Christ, and economic opportunity!

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Got Toms? These shoes are a great gift for any dad, and leave a positive mark on the world! When you purchase a pair of shoes from Toms, an additional pair is given to someone in need.

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Don’t forget about camping essentials this Father’s Day! These hammocks from SoCo give you the chance to kick back while you give back!

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Summer Style Guide

Summer is here, and it’s time to shop.

We love knowing that BB products are not only impactful but are also in style! We compared some of the latest name brand products with our BB products, take a look and see how they stack up!!

Below is our quick guide, keep reading for all the details and even more product comparisons.

 

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Ear Candy:

Anth Earrings Find these Catinka Hoops at Anthropologie ($48), or shop BB’s Merina Hoops from Sasa Designs by the Deaf ($28), and provide monthly income for deaf artisans in Kenya.

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Make A Statement

Loft necklace Purchase this Painted Stone Necklace from Loft ($54), or shop BB’s White Paper Bead Necklace from Tuli ($48), and support the Ugandan artisan who made it with fair wages.

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Pop of Color

JCrewShop J Crew for this knotted rope necklace ($98), or shop BB’s Cadena Necklace from Solo Hope ($25), and help fight poverty in Honduras.

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Classic Tote

Gap Need a summer tote? Catch this leather tote from the Gap ($135), or purchase BB’s leather tote from 2nd Story Goods ($120), and impact Haiti’s economy.

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Summer Style

BananaLayered bracelets are all the rage this season! Buy braided friendship bracelets from Banana Republic ($20/each), or buy BB’s summer bangle set from Solo Hope ($45), and empower Honduran artisans to overcome poverty.

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Beach Bag

Straw Tote Beach time! Grab this beach tote at Anthropologie ($148), or buy our BB banana twine carry all from Azizi Life ($40), and support artisans in Africa!

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Azizi Life

A new week calls for a new introduction! We love sharing the BB family with you. Today, we are happy to share the story behind…

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Tell us about the history of Azizi Life –

Azizi Life Rwanda was founded in 2008 by staff from Food for the Hungry, a Christian NGO.  From the very beginning, the vision was that Azizi Life’s craft business would be the first in a family of social enterprises that served to facilitate economic development by rural Rwandans.  Central to this vision was the plan that Azizi Life would be self-sustaining and would be locally owned and operated within 10 years.  We are very excited to be making great progress in this plan.

Azizi Life is a self-sufficient business, and is on track to be run by our Rwandan colleagues by 2018 (or before!), with ongoing partnerships with volunteers in the US, UK, and beyond.

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Azizi Life supports over 25 independent artisan cooperatives through fair trade purchases, coaching in design, and resources for growth and leadership development in the areas of faith, economics, and family thriving. Azizi Life offers handcrafted home goods, décor, jewelry, bags, and holiday decorations.  These products are made from locally-available and natural raw materials, such as sisal, banana leaf, and jacaranda and musave woods.  The majority of these raw materials come from plants which continue to live and grow after the fibers are harvested.

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What are some of the trials and triumphs you have faced in bringing your organization to where it is today?

Our social enterprise is focused on love.  We have been well-loved by Jesus and feel honored to share that love through fair trade.  Azizi Life’s artisan partners in Rwanda have experienced unfathomable sorrow through the 1994 genocide, as well as the great weight of poverty.  Our team is committed to partnering with the artisans for a better life, and our relationships with them are central to everything that we do.  We are entrepreneurs and advocates, coaches, counselors, and cheerleaders.  It is our joy to add to the beauty of lives on both side of the ocean.  Love also is first and foremost in our relationships with our customers.

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Tell us more about Azizi Life and some of it’s impacts?

The first benefit to the artisans comes when they join with a cooperative to practice their craft together.  Weavers have told us about the isolation of poverty, and the relief and comfort found in the caring community of their artisan group.  How so?  There is indeed economic benefit, but very significant is the camaraderie that comes as the artisans sit Azizi artisan 2Azizi artisanstogether, confiding their troubles, sharing advice, and celebrating victories.  The cooperative is a context for building bonds of reconciliation, and for discussing important issues like HIV/AIDS prevention.  Artisans help one another during times of need, and reach out together to help others.

Azizi Life fortifies this social and relational benefit with economic gain.  We decide fair prices in conjunction with the artisan groups, and then work to represent them in markets that it would be nearly impossible for them to reach themselves.  Azizi Life also provides coaching in quality and design, and ideas for product development.  With regular income, the artisans are able to lead their families to thriving, providing basic materials that many have lacked in the past.  These materials include things as simple as soap, shoes, and sufficient food.  An overwhelming priority for the artisans is the education of their children, and with the income from their craft, artisans are able to pay for school fees and materials, as well as health care.  Several of the artisans have been able to build more substantial homes with their income- complete with electricity and water!

As an organization what excited about right now?

In Rwanda, Azizi Life has begun a second business in community-based tourism whereby artisans host foreign visitors for a taste of rural life.  Azizi Life Experiences has proven to be a wonderful channel not only for increased rural income, but for beautiful connections of mutual understanding and respect.   We look forward to building this program as a positive experience for both the visitors and the artisans!

 

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. What are some of your hopes and goals for 2015?

In 2015 we plan to continue to offer our artisan partners the opportunity to purchase solar lamps and fuel-efficient stoves at cost through an interest-free program.  Within the next five years, we expect to have fully operational our third social enterprise, an established Rwandan-based nonprofit organization,and have our artisan-led community development initiative in full swing.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Azizi Life partners with more than 25 independent cooperatives and individuals, 247 artisans in total.

The majority of the artisans, 82%, are women, and all are survivors of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.  They are subsistence farmers living in rural communities in Rwanda’s Southern Province.  The artisans are weavers and woodcarvers who use a mix of traditional techniques, materials, and designs.  Many of the artisans learned their craft from family members or neighbors, while others were trained in government-supported or church-based vocational programs.

Building up to the establishment of this program, Azizi Life has been offering various faith-building, life-building, and community-building resources for our artisan partners.  We offer a weekly Bible study for anyone interested, and support the artisans by praying for them and their concerns.  Weekly English lessons are also offered, as well as periodic training of trainers in areas such as first aid (in conjunction with the Rwandan Red Cross) andbuilding strong character (in conjunction with Kugana 10-40).  Our team is also available for mediation and advising when cooperatives face challenges.

 

We are amazed with the work Azizi is doing, and can’t express enough gratitude for the opportunity we have to partner with them in such a Beautiful way.
Keep up with Azizi Life – follow them on Facebook here!
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Everyday Justice

We’re back!
We had a refreshing and rejuvenating week fasting from social media.  The culmination of the week was observing Memorial Day by reflecting on, thinking of, and praying for all the brave individuals who have laid down their lives for our freedom.  Their sacrificial love, not unlike Jesus who laid down His life for us, is truly one of the greatest gifts of all.
This week we have been filled with deep gratitude for the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy, though our hearts were hurting thinking of our brothers and sisters around the globe who aren’t able to experience similar freedoms and opportunities.  However, as we reflected and prayed on this, we didn’t feel despair, but rather with HOPE!
We thought of all the people who are working, fighting, and sacrificing daily to provide justice.  There are countless ways that people are being light in darkness, and taking God’s call to seek justice seriously!
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The list of these modern-day justice warriors is long, and ranges from large organizations, like The International Justice Mission, Free the slaves, The International Rescue Committee, World Vision, The Justice Conference, Together Rising and more, to individuals like you – teachers, social workers, volunteers, health care providers, and people who strategically use their finances to support justice, and purchase products that enrich, empower and restore lives.

We don’t want forget to remember those who are currently working to bring justice to a fallen world in small and large ways.  So, for the next month we want to celebrate #everydayjustice.

Will you join us?  When you participate in, or see others doing everyday acts of justice, let us know! Take a picture and use the hashtag #everydayjustice.
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 We will be praying over all the photos that come in, sharing and re-posting them, and we might even surprise some justice fighters with Bought Beautifully products!
UPDATE – Check out our first photo: Missi with the Food Group, working to provide food for hungry children in the Sheridan community! Way to go Missi – We love seeing #everydayjustice in action.
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New Year, New Address!

Happy 2015!

We are BLESSED to ring in the new year with YOU! And for us, the new year means a new web address for our blog!

Keep following along with our BB adventures by visiting:

www.blog.boughtbeautifully.org

Cheers

xoxo

 

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