New Life in Africa
Think Humanity has worked in partnership with New Life In Africa (LiA) since 2009.
New Life in Africa is a group of women from the Acholi Quarter Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Kireka, Uganda.
Kireka is a suburb just outside Kampala where there are more than 3,000 families who were displaced by war by rebel leader, Joseph Kony. The Acholi women are from Northern Uganda and South Sudan.
In 2009 Think Humanity began by purchasing jewelry made from recycled paper. We continue to buy their products which will help them to earn a family income and to provide food-aid and education for their children.
Think Humanity purchases the products from the women and then sells the products in the USA at a reasonable profit. We then purchase more products for resale. 100 percent of our sales goes back to programs in Uganda.
In January 2010, Think Humanity along with Life in Africa started the "Teen Mom Tailoring Project." Teen girls were getting pregnant and could not attend school with babies strapped to their backs. Think Humanity donated sewing machines so that girls could learn a trade and provide for their families.
Some of the original girls have opened their own tailoring shops in the Acholi Quarter Camp while twelve girls are currently on the LIA tailoring team. They will continue to sew items for Think Humanity.
"There is this invisible dividend in the fair trade world...it's hope, pride and dignity, because people are solving their own problems through fair trade." - CEO Fair Trade USA
How Think Humanity identifies fair trade:
List of beadmakers, tailors and other people involved in the project.
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