Mother’s Day is less than three weeks away so we are kicking off a special series highlighting our producers who are also moms. According to the National Retail Federation, Mother’s Day is the second largest consumer holiday behind the winter holidays (Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza). So, we are excited to be able to share with you some of the individual stories of the women who make the products that you purchase from us. We hope that you choose to buy a gift for the special women in your life that will bring the world together.
Aluo Caroline is 30 years old and has 3 children. She grew up in war-torn Northern Uganda but moved to Jinja as the fighting intensified so her family could escape the violence. Her work making jewelry for Light Gives Heat allows her to provide for her young family and pay for her brother’s education. There is a peace and sense of accomplishment she has in being able to provide for her family.
She has chosen hope and lives each day knowing she can make a difference in the lives of her children. The joy and warmth of Carol reminds us that hope is infectious (if we choose it!)