Here at NWD, we love stumbling upon organizations that empower women around the world! If you haven’t heard of 31 Bits yet, it’s time to fall head over heels with their lovely jewelry and greater cause.
This Southern California based company uses fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty in Northern Uganda. You can join the movement by incorporating 31 Bits into your big day. Grab your girls, along with a box of delicious cupcakes and a bottle of champagne and host a House Party to spread the word of 31 Bits greater cause all while browsing adorable handmade jewelry. Perfect idea for a Bridal Shower OR Check their website for great bridesmaid gift ideas.
Read more about 31 Bits in the snippet below from their website:
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 Designs is a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to counter poverty. By giving our beneficiaries access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families. Our program equips women by providing literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems, empowering individuals to further their careers and attain social equity.
Meet the designers here!