Sunday, June 26, 2011

10% off Etsy Store, now until July 2 with Coupon Code "Summer"

Visit our Etsy Store at between now and July 2 to get your 10% off and also take advantage of our great sales!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A New(er) Mission Statement - updated after more than 3 years

"To help save lives and provide hope for refugees and underdeveloped communities in Africa by improving provisions for healthcare, clean water, education and socio-economic developement."

Uganda Recycled Paper Bead Bracelet Africa Fair Trade
Acholi Bracelet Band, recycled paper

Check out ebay for jewelry sales. Hope to sell all ten of these before we leave for Uganda. It's difficult when we are away because we lose money that we could be earning to pay for medication, doctors, nurses and lab technicians.

Acholi Bracelet Band, recycled paper
Acholi Bracelet Band, recycled paper
Acholi Bracelet Band, recycled paper
Acholi Bracelet Band, recycled paper
Picture credits to Sam Rogers and Iman Woods.
Each multi-colored band bracelet is uniquely made and no two beads are the same. The bracelets pictured may be slightly different than what you receive.The size varies, so please specify whether your wrist is small, medium or large. The band bracelet is made from recycled paper beads with blue, red or black glass beads between the paper beads. Visit the website for more information at
Note: It is best to keep your beaded jewelry from getting wet. They are water resistant, but not water-proof, which means that splashing when washing will not hurt them, but dipping into water over a period of time can cause them to become sticky. If your items breaks, please let us know and we will make it right. We cannot fix your jewelry because they are made in Uganda, but we will do our best to replace it with something similar.

Think Humanity has partnered with a group of women from Uganda that live in the Acholi Quarter Camp for Internally Displaced Persons. We personally know these women. We are not simply purchasing jewelry in local shops or at the airport like many do. These women are making beads to help earn family income and sustain a community financed food-aid program for their children. We purchase the jewelry from them and they benefit, but then we sell in the USA at a reasonable profit. 100% of the money then goes back to help with Think Humanity projects. It will then benefit those refugees displaced from war-affected countries living in Uganda in refugee settlement camps.

We are helping to build a small economy in Uganda, but at the same time helping our own self-sustainable projects in refugee camps.


The jewelry is made out of tightly rolled colored recycled paper. For example, the women receive donated outdated corporate calendars to use for their paper beads.
By purchasing Acholi products you are helping refugees in IDP and UNHCR camps.

How Think Humanity identifies Fair Trade:

1) Fighting poverty;
2) Building sustainable businesses;
3) Empowering women;
4)Supporting education; and
5) Helping the environment by recycling.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Health and Healing in Africa


According to the stituation of the climate change that has brought the problem of global warming, it has brought in very many diseases to breakout where by very many diseases have taken lives of many Africans and in the world at large.

As for as solving the root cause and finding the possible solution to above mentioned problems; by creating a Think Humanity Nursing School (nurse education)  in a region can simply solve both physical, ecconomical and spiritually, plus mental problems that are currently in local societies. This project will  empower and train young generations to be part of the solution through gaining knowledge and skills to solve to save and to serve the community.
Please cast a vote for Jonas' project by going to the ChangeMakers link and clicking the "like" button. Thank you, Beth Heckel. 

Nteziyaremye Jonas

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On the Ground in Africa, by Africans, for Africans.

Yes, it's good news and all done on the ground in Africa, by Africans, for Africans. It took a couple years to get to this point, but it was well planned out.

It first started with helping refugee students with healthcare. Students were getting malaria, typhoid and other illnesses. It didn't cost much to treat these diseases, only students and their families just didn't have the money.
First we sent the students to the Azur Christian Clinic, which really helped so much. Then we had a volunteer RN who worked out of her little room to help students. We would purchase the medication and she would prescribe and treat.
Finally, we opened a health center that is licensed and open 24 hours a day to help treat refugee students studying 50 miles from the camp, young children and women from Kyangwali Refugee Camp and now we even give treatment to the community.
I am very proud of the African Team for making this dream a reality.
Emmanuel, Jean-Paul, John and Jonas. Thank you so much for all your dedication to see a vision and make it happen.
God will bless you for all you have done to help your community.
Good news in Africa!! A positive change - made possible by strong, motivated and very dedicated Africans. Empowerment by working as a team.

Jonas, John, Jean-Paul and Emmanuel