Posted by: alenegeed | December 7, 2011

Recycled Magazine Earrings – akonye kena

akonye kena beads
Recycled Magazine Earrings

  akonye kena is translated as ‘I will help myself’

The focal bead is made from recycled magazines by Northern Uganda tribeswomen.   This bead product line started as an exercise within a rehabilitation program. Rolling beads was intended to train young women from the streets in discipline and attention to detail.

It expanded into the promary source of income for the project. The proceeds provide a living, fair wage for them.

Akonye Kena promotes independcnce & self-sufficiency initiatives in East Africa.

Each pair of these earrings is created using the akonye kena bead along with sterling silver OR pure copper components. Visit the web site to purchase today.

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