African Beadwork Artist, South Africa
Jabulile is HIV-positive, as are her husband, and two of her four children. She also recently lost her mother and her brother to AIDS.
When she learned that Beaded Hope hired her as an artist, Jabulile felt so inspired that she developed a new beaded holiday ornamental design and presented it to the team. Her innate creativity shined as she persuaded Beaded Hope to begin selling what has become one of Beaded Hope's most popular designs — the Angel Christmas ornaments.
It was a Moment of Hope
In a country overwhelmed by sickness, poverty and unemployment, most South Africans suffering from the impact of HIV/AIDS have no way of supporting themselves or their families.
However, in a moment of hope, women from South Africa and America joined together to collectively battle the devastation of the AIDS pandemic.
By using education and employment, we hope to empower families in South Africa who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.
It is our hope that...
...survival will no longer be a struggle,
...food will be prevalent,
...family units will be whole,
...and lives will be changed.
Our hope is that all this is possible through Beaded Hope.
Beaded Hope is growing, and bead by bead, woman to woman, we're making a difference.