image via the Nakate Project
Hello, Monday! I’m sitting here drinking a [decaf] mocha while I do a little web editing. Over Christmas break, my dear friend Shanley Knox and I revamped the Align Ministries’ homepage to include her fabulous photography of Uganda, and now I’m just working on a couple of minor touches to one of the interior pages.
I have told you about Shanley, right? Allow me to brag a little. A (very busy) recent graduate, this amazing girl is a passionate humanitarian/world traveler/photographer and manages social media for multiple organizations. At the moment, she’s launching an incredible non-profit, the Nakate Project. This sustainable microfinance venture sells jewelry handmade by women in Uganda, and returns the profits to the women to help them in their businesses.
From the website:
The women of Eastern Uganda are living in a dead market. Where there are wares, there are seldom customers to buy them. Where there are customers , vendors often struggle with debilitating AIDS and malaria that keeps them from continuing work.
The necklaces we sell are providing a global market for products that remain unsold in a local stagnant market.
Amazing, right? I bought a gorgeous Nakate necklace last week and think you all should do the same. ;-) For more information, connect with Nakate via their site, Twitter, Facebook, or shop.