AfriBeads partners with a group of women, the Kind Mothers’ Project, to provide a market for the beautiful recycled beads and home wares they produce. By helping the mothers, it is possible for their children to be fed, educated, and cared for and for them to work towards a peaceful, healthy, and prosperous society. AfriBeads began in 2009 when 5 Australian families travelled to Uganda to build a house for an orphanage. They were appalled by the poverty and poor living conditions, at the same time loving the unique and beautiful paper bead jewellery made by many of the women and sold in the local markets. AfriBeads now works with the Kind Mothers Project started by a Ugandan school teacher, Lorna, who was concerned about the welfare of children in her local area. She taught the mothers to make paper beads and sold them at the local markets, until they had the opportunity of selling to the larger market in Australia.