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    Fueling Sadia's bright idea

    Day 96

    Making a Difference

    Shadia is a 20 year old single mom who fled Uganda, fearing for her safety after anti-gay laws were passed there. Not only is she strong and resilient young woman, she’s also a leader in her community as the founder of the Foundation for Lesbian Bisexual Queer Women Refugees.

    As Shadia puts it, women in the LGBTI community are especially vulnerable, and that’s why she’s dedicated herself to supporting women like her.

    But Shadia’s facing a problem – the organization is low on funds. So she had an idea…she wants to start a jewelry business to fuel the group. And we were excited to help!

    Shadia took us to her favourite shops to buy supplies in Nairobi.

    We got beads, chains, strings and jewels in all sorts of colors. Shadia had an experienced jewelry maker train the members of FLBQR, and now the ladies are making bracelets, necklaces and rings. All the profit will go towards running group.

    Shadia is a bright star in her community. With a little boost to her idea, she’ll be able to shine just a little brighter.

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