Wednesday, May 2, 2012
There has been massive discussion all over the internet these past few months about Joseph Kony, and I think everyone can agree that there needs to be a lot of change to take place in Uganda. But his removal (along with central Africa's other warlords) does not amount to much if nothing is done to change the generations of discrimination, violence, widespread poverty, displacement, not to mention no access to education, health care, and justice. Surely, this is the catalyst for people like Joseph Kony to come to power in the first place.
This is why this week's item I wanna wanna wanna is very special. The Ugandan Organic Waxcloth Shoulder Bag ($28.00, Global Girlfriend) is crafted with hand-printed Ugandan waxcloth. And because it's handmade by women artisans, your purchase helps to improve their lives... as well as those of their families and community.
Coming in both Black and Blue (Guess which color I want?!? lol), I can totally see myself rocking this during the summer with jeans or a killer maxi dress.With a slouchy design that lets you fit what you need for a weekend day out, this delightful cotton bag also has a spacious interior pocket to keep your important items from getting lost in the bottom. But what's even more beautiful than the bag itself is that by purchasing a TOTALLY KICK ASS BAG... you can help the efforts of people making a peaceful living in the wake of armed conflict, helping them recover from the nightmare of stolen childhoods. Your purchase of this bag and other products from groups like One Mango Tree, which rehabilitates former LRA members, you are directly helping people changes their lives and communities.