Bead Partner Highlight: BETTY
Mom on a mission.
Out of all the women we’ve been working with to develop so that they can lift themselves out of poverty AND build a better life for themselves, there’s one who stands out to us especially.
Not just because of her warm spirit and bright smile, but because of her drive and unfailing determination.
Her name Achan Betty.
Betty is a single mom of two boys, and also raises two nieces on her own. She started out cooking cassava on the side of the road hoping to make enough sales throughout the long days so she can provide for her family.
She tried doing odd jobs for people around the community as well, but struggled to find someone to watch over her youngest son, Nelson, who has severe epilepsy. She couldn’t ever be gone too long for fear that Nelson would have a seizure.
This continued and the family severely struggled financially because of it, until the day Betty joined Wando’s Bead Program.
Becoming a member of the Women’s Bead Group gave her the ability to learn a new skill and build a business that would provide her with some stability.
More importantly, it was a business she could maintain while still watching over Nelson. She was mentored by the other ladies in the program until her work became the highest quality.
Now she is rolling beads and crafting exquisite jewelry to be sold through Wando International’s Bead Partnership in the US.
The sale of Betty’s work EMPOWERS her to be independent and self-supporting. She’s determined to get to the point where she can be FULLY self-sufficient, AND give her oldest son, Simon, the opportunity to go to school.
By purchasing one of Betty’s handmade pieces, you can help give this mom the gift of putting her child in school.
Support this mom on a mission by purchasing one of her beautiful bracelets!