Handmade Pink Gold Tino Paper Bead Bracelet (Uganda)


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Our Tino Bracelets are made by Rita Nabinoba. She is a 46-year-old widow living with her four young children. She was born in Mukono District, in the Jinja Misindye village. Rita learned she was HIV-positive after the death of her husband and is now receiving treatment.

In 2009, Rita worked full-time in a stone quarry breaking down stones but knew this was not in her future. Longing to improve her status, she joined the NGSP in search of new craft skills and business acumen. Rita credits this organization with giving her the courage to seize opportunities she never would have considered previously. Her devotion to work has served her well: with increased income, Rita saved to rent a larger home, tend a large garden-the produce is sold at the market and is used to sustain her family AND purchase a male pig that she studs out to her neighbors for even more income.

With her dreams becoming a reality, Rita can proudly claim the role of businesswoman and sole-bread winner. Happily ensconced in school, her children are thriving too. Rita's next goal is to build her own home.

Rita is one of the most devoted and motivated ladies you'll meet at the NGSP.
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