AfriBeads partners with a group of women in Uganda to provide a market for the beautiful recycled paperbead jewellery and home wares they produce. By helping the artisans have a regular income, 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 offers a range of fashion accessories, baskets, market bags, cushion covers available at shops throughout Australia, and at fair trade markets.