Advanced Beadwork Training in Kaberamaido

March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm 1 comment

The second widows bead training was a five day training, where the widows underwent the advance training in bead making. They were trained to make items like bangles, belts, earrings, chunky beads and many other craft items. In this picture is a beautiful beaded pocket bag.

This training took place from 16-Feb to 21-Feb-2010 at the Angels nursery located within Kaberamaido town. The training was very successful and most of the widows had the following to testify:

We were widows, but after receiving this training, we are no longer only widows because of our achievements.  We acquired basic skills in making better bead necklaces and other items, which we shall sell and get money. This will enable us to earn a living, take our children back to school and have better life despite being a widow.

We had a nice Christmas party in 2009. This came out of our savings from the sale of the beads we had made and sold internationally and locally. We managed to buy a cow, which we used as meat during our Christmas celebration. This bead training has given us pride in Kaberamaido society. We can now also do something unique of which we are also recognized in Kaberamaido district.

The widows have been empowered with skills, knowledge, hope and better life in Uganda and in Kaberamaido especially. They are ready to explore the heavens on earth through the skills and knowledge they acquired from the training.  Thanks to Megan, Jane and all the Trivani Foundation team to have made the Kaberamaido widow gain her hope in Uganda and Kaberamaido society.


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  • 1. pamela enyonu  |  May 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

    thank you for these testimonies but am interested in the challenges these women face in their business so as to find ways to open up more avenues and learn more about the craft.


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