I absolutely love when organizations are up and running for the greater good. 31 Bits is one of these exemplary organizations : )
I got to know about 31 Bits through Facebook when I noticed so many people commenting on their jewelry and their help in empowering women in Uganda. And, as you know, I am all about Empowering Women! This week's "Talented Woman" post is dedicated to 31 Bits and what they are doing to empower, empower, empower!
An excerpt from the 31 Bits ("About Us") website about how the organization got started:
"Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first-hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 63 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation..."
31 Bits is inspiring to say the least. I love that you can wear a beautiful piece of jewelry...know that when you are wearing it, in your own little way, you are *also* helping someone...that a woman out on the other side of the world is making a difference in her life and that you are helping empower her to be someone she never thought she could be...
Look at these beautiful pieces...Empowerment can be beautiful, right?!
Visit 31 Bits at www.31bits.com to see more jewelry...how to get involved...or even host a "house party"!
Thank you to Alli Swanson and 31 Bits for giving me permission to share their organization on