What is Beaded Hope?
What does Beaded Hope do?
Beaded Hope hires women in South Africa to create beadwork that we market for them in the United States, creating an entirely new sales channel for the women. But more than that, we use Beaded Hope as a tool to teach the women how to run their own business. So, through Beaded Hope we teach basic business skills such as: being on time, delivering what you’ve promised, paying attention to details, the importance of quality control and much, much more.
Our goal is that the women take these business skills and either use them in their own start-up business or model the skills for others in their community.
We don’t believe it is our job to change the people, circumstances or community of South Africa.
We do believe it is our job to provide the tools and to empower the women so that they can go on to be leaders and change-makers in their own neighborhoods.
Why is Beaded Hope different?
Beaded Hope is not your typical non-profit organization. We don’t collection donations, we don’t cover our operating expenses with grants, and we don’t give money (or handouts) to anyone.
Instead we operate like a traditional business in that we have product that we market and sell. We then invest our proceeds into building our business.
What makes Beaded Hope unique is that we use our business model to also address a social need in the world. At Beaded Hope we believe empowerment causes change, inaction is not an option, and one person can make a difference.
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