Monday, August 11, 2008
100 pieces for Uganda
Buy a beautiful piece of jewelry and Help empower women in Uganda
Most of you know that last year I formed designers4africa, a non-profit organization and have been able along with the group of designers do some great things for non profits serving africa (see blog http://www.designers4africa.org)
Last year I met 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jolly Okot of HEALS & Invisible Children .
She was watching me make jewelry in my studio in my backyard & asked if I could teach this to her girls in Uganda...
These are young women & teenaged girls who were abducted by ( ) & cast off once they were impregnated by their
captures... I couldn't say no & Im HONORED to do anything I can for these women.
Well now comes the part of raising enough money for travel & bring supplies to teach. (next year d4a will be a fully accredited non profit but it takes up to a year to get that documentation).
So I had this idea... If I sell 100 pieces of jewelry at an average price of $50 I will have all the money needed to see not only this dream of teaching in Uganda but starting schools there in the next 5 years!
Everyone who orders off my web site & give permission, their names will be published on a special supporters page both on d4a &
asd web sites.
Here are my first five wonderful supporters! 95 to go!
Gayleen of Bubbles Boutique
Indra Gardiner Bowers
We can help atleast a few women re-create their lives and gain financial freedom.
Please visit www.aprilstardavis.com and order a piece today.
- April Star Davis, founder of Designers4Africa.