This is the ultimate goal of this great, philanthropic company. Started by Kallie Dovel and a few friends in 2008, 31 Bits was inspired by creative women in Uganda who make incredible jewelry from recycled paper. After hearing their stories and becoming friends with these women, the girls started to sell this jewelry in the U.S. The business is based on developing a business for these women and fighting the war throughout East Africa. Nearly 2 million people have been displaced by this war and have undergone deprivation, have witnessed bloodshed of their families, suffered illness and have had their homes destroyed. 31 Bits aims to provide opportunity and positivity to these women who are living through the terror of this war in their home.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for accessories. I'm always lured by sparkly things, colorful beads, fun jewelry. So why not get 31 Bits and feel good about being accessorized and more importantly, supporting the empowerment of women in Uganda. We just got some new necklaces and bracelets in, so come check them out on our jewelry wall!