LOT2545

Handmade with love in Kampala, Uganda

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LOT2545

Handmade with love in Kampala, Uganda

734 Sales

Announcement    Each purchase enters you into a monthly drawing to win a free piece of jewelry. Shop with confidence knowing that the artisans are paid a fair wage for their works and the profits help keep youth off the streets of Kampala, Uganda.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018

Each purchase enters you into a monthly drawing to win a free piece of jewelry. Shop with confidence knowing that the artisans are paid a fair wage for their works and the profits help keep youth off the streets of Kampala, Uganda.

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Amanda Jones

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Amanda Jones

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About LOT2545

Sales 734
On Etsy since 2012

Changing Lives One Paper Bead At A Time

I never thought that I would end up in Africa. Some people dream of going there, not me. But now, here I am, and there is no place I would rather be.

I first moved to Uganda in November of 2010. I was only supposed to stay for a year, but I quickly fell in love with the country and a group of boys that called the streets home. I knew I couldn't leave them where they were so in October of 2011, I started the paperwork to create a non profit, LOT 2545, in the US.

We have a home in Kampala, Uganda for boys that used to live on the streets. All of the boys are older (15-21) because this age group is usually overlooked. We currently have 19 boys that we provide for.

Each piece of jewelry purchased from this store helps a woman provide for her family and supports the boys' home. The women that make the jewelry get paid above market value per piece that they make and then the profits support the boys' home. So you are not only ensuring that our boys never have to spend another night on the streets, but also that the jewelry makers are able to pay school fees and feed their children.

Thank you for helping us to help them!

Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner

    I moved to Uganda in November 2010. I didn't know what I would find there or if I would like it, but I knew it was where God wanted me. I have found a home and a calling in Uganda and I can't imagine being anywhere else right now.

Production partners

  • Fund the Nation

    Southaven, MS

    They are a company that helps non profits create shirts for fundraising. We work together to create the design and they source and print the shirts for us.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2018
Thank you for visiting our shop. We are dedicated to bringing you the best handmade products from Uganda. Even though we are not fair trade certified, you can be confident that the artisans are receiving above market value for their wares and each piece sold is helping to change lives. It is our hope that you will find a beautiful piece of jewelry and a story that inspires you to make a difference in the world.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We want you to love your purchase. If for some reason you don't, let us know. We will be happy to exchange your piece for a different one.

We cannot offer exchanges for beads damaged by water. However, if they are defective in some other way, we will be happy to exchange them.

We do not offer refunds and cannot cover buyer's return shipping costs.
Shipping
We ship all orders using USPS. All orders are shipped from South Bend, Indiana. We strive to get the orders shipped within 3-5 business days of receiving the order. If you need your purchase in a hurry, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
See something you love but want a different color? Have a special event coming up and need the perfect favor? We welcome custom orders. Contact us with the details. We just need 4-6 weeks notice.