FLORENCE — Jewelry being sold by the University of North Alabama Women’s Center is helping improve lives of women in the east African nation of Uganda.
The women’s center is again selling necklaces, bracelets and earrings made by hand of recycled paper by women living in extreme poverty in Uganda.
Emily Kelley, coordinator of the women’s center, said the project, Bead for Life, is the center’s global relief project and reinforces the center’s mission.
“It is our responsibility as women to lend a hand to other women who are attempting to improve their situation in life,” Kelley said. “It is incumbent upon women to look out for other women and help them along the way.”
In addition to jewelry, shea butter lip balm and soaps, also produced by women in Uganda, are being sold.
The lip balm and soaps are $4 each, and the jewelry ranges from $5 to $28.
The women’s center is located at 663 N. Wood Avenue. The sale continues through Dec. 11, and all of the proceeds are sent to the Bead for Life organization.
“This is not a fundraiser for us,” Kelley said.