These gorgeous handmade paper beads came beautifully packaged in a hand sewn bag all the way from Africa! I learnt about No.41 through Ashley Ann recently and decided I would love to support these beautiful ladies in Africa trying to make a better life for themselves.
No.41 employ 21 women from the Noel orphanage in Gisenyi, Rawanda along with 11 local women. Some of these ladies are single mothers, all have beautiful smiles and a touching story. Read more about the ladies here and what else No.41 has achieved, including feeding 870 students every day as part of a school lunch program, since March 2012. Love, love, love it.
My beads smell of paint so I will be airing them for a bit
then I can't wait to wear them. The fabric bag reminds me of a skirt my
Mum wore in Africa, a lovely batik inspired print. You can simply donate to No.41's awesome project or go shopping for some gorgeous beads, aprons or bags.