Bead Artisan Highlight: Achan Betty
There are about 60 women who have been enrolled into Wando International’s Bead Program…and the number is growing each day.
Today we highlight just one of these talented women, Achan Betty.
Betty has been rolling beads and handcrafting jewelry for the past 4 years now and is excited to make her business thrive.
She has ideas on how to grow her business and always has her eye out for new opportunities.
She is never afraid to put herself out there and work hard to meet her goals. This usually means she is working several jobs to support herself and her two boys. Right now she seems to be just making it by.
Both of Betty’s children have disabilities that require special attention. Simon, her oldest son, has a mild case of epilepsy but for the most part is well-managed with medication and is doing great in school. Betty’s younger son however, Nelson, has a more severe case of cerebral palsy. This developed soon after he was born and contracted cerebral malaria, quite common in areas of Africa where people are unable to protect against mosquitos or receive adequate medical care.