The magazine you’re reading right now could have a second life as a fabulous bracelet. About 200 women in Rakai, Uganda cut magazines into skinny strips, roll them into beads and use them to create necklaces and bracelets. The jewelry is sold locally at the MarketPlace in Feed My Starving Children (18738 Lake Dr. E., Chanhassen), and money raised from its sales supports Feed My Starving Children and the Hope Again Women’s Project in Rakai.
The first case of HIV was documented in Rakai and the region has been severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Money from the bracelet sales that goes to the Hope Again Women’s Project is used to care for and buy medical supplies for children with HIV, while Feed My Starving Children uses its share of the bracelet sales to make meals, some of which are delivered back to Uganda.