A rainbow of recycled paper beads

A Rainbow of recycled paper beads just arrived from Kampala and shortly to be available in our shop. See how Sarah makes them here..


Sarah Namaganda shows you how to make her recycled paper beads

Sarah Namaganda shows you how to make her recycled paper beads….

You can buy Sarah’s necklaces in our shop

There is a massive problem with rubbish in the slums of Bwaise and Makerer as the goverment privatised collection and families can’t afford to pay for it to be taken away.

When there is heavy rain Bwaise and Makerer floods, rubbish gets washed into water channels that over flow and runs through peoples houses.

The women’s groups we work with are trying to find creative ways to recycle what is around them.

By buying these beads or any of our beautifully products you will be helping Sarah and the women we work with earn an income from there craft as well as helping them to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in their community me.

Each of Sarah’s necklaces are individual and unique – please take a look.

Sarah cares for 6 children (not 16 as she says in the video – lost in translation). Her own daughter and five adopted children including her niece Delphine.

Though she supports many more orphaned children in the community.

They live in small small hut made from corrugated iron and mud and with two people to a single bunk bead.

All of the children she looks after are in school she told us “I make these beads so my children can go to school. Education is everything , my children must go to school so they can all have better lives than this“.

Many thanks to Josie Gallo for editing my shoddy footage!

Festive sewing workshop at Family Tree on the 1st of December

Down with the new – up with the recycling!

Roll up, roll up for some festive alchemy…..learn how to make gifts and festive decorations for your friends and family using recycled (and upcycled) materials this Christmas.

Join us for an evening of festive fun and African themed creativity and crafting from 6.30pm on the 1st of December at Family Tree in Exmouth Market, EC1.

You don’t need any previous experience or sewing skills, you follow simple patterns and we’ll talk you through it!

All materials are included in the £12 fee and every penny raised goes towards giving Children we work with in Kampala a special treat this Christmas.

Reserve you places using our facebook event page now as spaces are limited to ten.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.We really hope you can make it!

If you would like to buy a space for crafty friend or relative we can send them (or you!) a gift certificate to redeem on the day.