Project Have Hope
Project Have Hope educates and empowers women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda, many of whom are caring not only for their own children but also the children of relatives who have died of HIV-related illnesses. Your purchase helps create brighter futures for these women and their children by providing them with an education, along with training and funding to start their own businesses.
Established in 2006 by Karen Sparacio, Project Have Hope initially used the sale of women's recycled paper bead jewelry as a means of "fundraising" to support educational programming and business initiatives. The idea then was to provide the artisans with greater financial stability by offering business loans and vocational training, independent of product sales. As the years passed, however, Project Have Hope realized that its unique collection of crafts was actively sought after in both retail and wholesale markets. As a result, the organization expanded and marketed their handmade crafts, enabling the artisans to earn a salary through their work while simultaneously cultivating education and other business initiatives. Today more women and children are receiving an education, and more women are establishing their own sustainable businesses, allowing them to pull themselves out of poverty and give financial stability to their families.
Shop handmade products by Project Have Hope below.