Acholi Beads are made by the women of the Acholi Tribe in Uganda, East Africa. After civil war ravaged their villages, they escaped to the capital and took refuge in a hillside slum. Now by crafting recycled paper into Acholi Bead jewelry these women are rebuilding their lives and refounding their communities. Not only do these beads support these African women and bring money to the tribe, but it also keeps them out of the mines they have been working in for a dollar a day.
Yes, these are the same beads that have been featured on many television shows such as Good Morning American, and in hundreds of publications.