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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.


Betty and her two boys, Simon and Nelson.

Betty does her best to provide and stay positive.  She receives help from another family member to stay at home and watch Nelson when she is out working.  What Betty says about her family’s situation:

Our God never leaves us in all conditions.  He will always be with us and one day our family will rejoice like never before because we believe and trust in Him.

If you’d like to get help Achan Betty reach her goals and make her business succeed, start by becoming her advocate!  Get to know her by messaging her and then share her story to others.  The relationship you build with her and her two boys could be the motivating factor in finding more customers for Betty’s jewelry business!

To get started sign up at:  Achan Betty’s profile

and click Become an Advocate!

By |2017-05-11T15:13:35+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ugandan Bead Partner

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation.

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