Chatham University

BeadforLife Opportunity Tour

Friday, April 12, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Welker Room in Laughlin Music Hall

The strength of women. Their indomitable spirit. Their resiliency and triumph. It’s all embodied in two inspiring women who have risen up from the poorest slums of Kampala, Uganda to become successful entrepreneurs. Now, in a once in a lifetime opportunity, they have been granted visas and the chance to come to America for BeadforLife’s Opportunity Tour. It’s a journey to connect, to learn, to share stories of hope and hard work, and to show what’s possible despite impossible circumstances.

Joan Ahimbisibwe and Teddy Namuyiga started their journey out of extreme poverty by rolling beads from recycled paper. Today they are among 74% of BeadforLife’s beaders that have started businesses and their overall success rate is almost double that of start ups in the United States. They are flourishing businesswomen, brimming with gratitude, who are eager to see America and reach across the ocean to those women who have supported them along the way.

A BeadforLife sale will be held after the presentation.

Presented by SWIRL social work club and the Social Work Program

Event Contact Information

Dr. Melissa Bell