News from Circle of Hands Uganda
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February 20th, 2012
News from Circle of Hands Uganda


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Upcoming Events

Feb. 25    Joyfest
               Lincoln, Nebraska

Mar. 10    Educate! Ball
               Avalon Ballroom
               Boulder, Colorado

Get Involved

- Become an event volunteer
- Host a party
- Make a donation
- Bead in a box

Contact Linda to learn more about getting involved.

Check out our website:
www. circleofhandsuganda . com

Fair Trade Fact
of the Month

Fair trade approaches development as a whole process by cultivating partnerships with suppliers and contributing to the development of communities.

Fair trade uses a fairer system of exchange to empower producers and to create sustainable, positive change.

Circle of Hands Uganda adheres strictly to fair trade guidelines.



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Product of the Month: Tefula Necklace

Our ladies have been busy this month! We have several new necklaces, including the beautiful Tefula necklace. Check out the new additions here on our website.



Hi Friend,

Welcome to the very first newsletter of Circle of Hands Uganda (CoHU)! This newsletter will keep you updated on our new products and upcoming events, and the impact your purchases are having on the lives of women in Uganda.

Breaking News: CoHU is now coast to coast! For the first time retail boutiques out-of-state are carrying our products - two in California and one in Florida.

Thanks for your support!

Linda Schutter


Featured Ladies Story: Rita Nabanoba

Rita is a 46-year-old widow livingRita with her four young children.  She was born in Mukono District, in the Jinja Misindye village.  Rita learned she was HIV positive after the death of her husband and is now receiving treatment.

In 2009,  Rita worked full-time in a stone quarry breaking down stones but knew this was not in her future. Longing to improve her status, she joined the NGSP in search of new craft skills and business acumen. Rita credits this organization with giving her the courage to seize opportunities she never would have considered previously. Her devotion to work has served her well for she has also learned how to make soap from local materials.

With her dreams becoming a reality, Rita can proudly claim the role of businesswoman and sole-bread winner. Happily ensconced in school, her children are thriving too. Rita's next goal is to build her own home.

Rita is one of the most devoted and motivated ladies you'll meet at the NGSP. When you support Circle of Hands Uganda you are enabling women like Rita to achieve their dreams of purchasing a home, providing for their children, and becoming independent businesswomen.


We are an importer of fair trade recycled paper-beaded jewelry and sustainable accessories handcrafted by impoverished Ugandan widows. We partner with a self-sustaining Ugandan initiative dedicated to health education, HIV/AIDS counseling & entrepreneurship training.
Boulder, Colorado

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