SAME SKY’s handmade beaded jewelry is uniquely inspired by the stories and lives of our HIV+ artisans in Rwanda and Zambia. Their stories, ranging from being weapons of war in the Rwandan genocide to orphaned teenage girls, have transformed into stories of economic empowerment and renewal.
With a vision to help them rebuild their lives, we trained these women to hand-crochet beautiful glass beaded jewelry for a wage that is 15 to 20 times the average in Sub Saharan Africa. Click on an artisan to read her story, and to see how SAME SKY’s customers have positively affected every one of their lives. The artisans love to hear from their customers, be sure to send a note to the artisan who crafted your jewelry.
With every SAME SKY purchase you are empowering not just these women artisan’s, but also their families and communities. The jewelry acts as a ribbon to these courageous women, and is made for those who are captivated by fair trade and inspired by the empowerment of women in need. 100% of net proceeds are reinvested to train and employ more women in need.