1. Urban Girl has been one of our favorite stores to work with since we first met them in 2008. Annie Glenn, founder of Urban Girl, has an amazing eye for beautiful and unique products, and she uses her store as a platform to make a difference in the world. Browsing the hand-picked offerings in Urban Girl can be a journey through beautiful stories from around the world, and you always walk out with the perfect accessory or gift.


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  2. Acholi Beads brings you a video portrait of one of our first bead makers, Mama Esther. After being attacked twice by the Lord's Resistance Army, Esther fled with her family to Acholi Quarters. She struggled for more than a decade to support her family, until she found Acholi Beads.

    For more info, visit http://acholibeads.com

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    A quick glimpse of my recent trip to Uganda for Acholi Beads. While I was there two new babies were born to our Ugandan partners! Spring lived up to its reputation as a season of birth and rebirth.

    Shot on a 7D and edited with Final Cut Express.

    More to come!

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  4. A quick update from Washington DC about Lobby Days and and my family's trip to Uganda. Plus big news about new bead makers!

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  5. The beginning of the Acholi Beads story. Our Ugandan partners had their lives upended by Africa's longest running war. See their backbreaking work in the stone quarry, and watch their eyes light up as our partnership gives them hope for a better life. For more info visit http://acholibeads.com

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