|Photo courtesy of Lisa Ash|
A few weeks ago Lisa shared some really beautiful bracelets and necklaces with me. They are made with thread and Zambi Bwafano paper beads. Women in Zambia make these rolled paper beads, weave them into bracelets or add beads to create a necklace. Then the jewelry is sold in the United States to help raise money for various projects in Chipulusku, Kasompe, and other Zambian communities. The most recent project was raising money for a "cook shack", or school kitchen, for the Chipulusku school. For more information on Lisa's time in Zambia and the Threads of Hope project click here.
|Paper bead necklace and bracelets made in Zambia|
|Yellow and gray? Okay, I'll take it :)|
|Ezra rocking his bracelet. I gave it to him the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies so it was a really cool tie-in when the country of Zambia walked into the arena. Learning experiences are everywhere!|