The Akola Project – The spirit of Love
The Terra Cotta Woman believes what goes around comes around and nothing feels better than helping those in need. This June we celebrate that spirit of love and generosity from The Akola Project out of Uganda. The word Akola translates to mean, “to work in the spirit of love” in the Lusago dialect.
The Akola Project is a partner of the UAPO, the Ugandan American Partnership Organization, that was founded in 2007 to actively participate in Uganda’s development through sustainable partnerships. Buying these gorgeous necklaces supports over 200 women in rural villages that face incredible hardships of poverty, drought, and disease. In fact, one fourth of the women from the Akola’s project have HIV/Aids.
These gorgeous necklaces are made from handmade paper beads and Ethiopian pendants. They are earthy enough to pair with your summer linens and stylish enough to add flair to a cute summer dress. In fact, the first time we saw them was on an Annie Griffin dress in the showroom!
We are honored to not only support such an amazing organization, but share it with our community and you as well! This month we donated a necklace to our local “Art for Life’s Sake” benefit at Desotorow Gallery. Now, we are thrilled to have the chance to give you a little bit of Ugandan love! It’s time for another…
Terra Cotta Giveaway!
One lucky lady will receive a beautiful lime green Ethiopian Coptic Necklace! You may enter the giveaway starting now and ending at 11:59 pm (est) on *July 8th, 2012. We will announce the winner soon afterwards.
*UPDATE – the giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who came into the store and who entered online. Congratulations to Laura H, we have sent you an e-mail.
How to Enter the Giveaway :
Come into the store and mention that you saw this giveaway on the blog. We’ll take your name and number and after a random drawing, give you a call if you’ve won! If you don’t live in the Savannah area or can’t make it into the store, you can still enter! Just comment on this blog post and tell us about your favorite organization, also be sure to leave a way we can reach you if you’ve won.
Ladies, we look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!
Ciao, Terra Cotta
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