For something so simple, this pendant necklace makes a big impact. It features one jumbo paper bead on a long gold-colored chain. Many of Tuli's beads are hand-painted after being rolled from paper, but the Nina necklace is only coated with a clear varnish so you can see all the nuances of the bead.
This Necklace's Impact:
The Florence necklace provides enough money to buy four nutritious meals.
- Approximately 30". Lobster clasp and sizing chain.
Why we ♥ Tuli
Every purchase you make has an impact in Uganda. On each product you'll see a description of what your individual purchase is able to do for the woman who made your product. Your item puts money directly into Tuli's partners' hands.
But the impact doesn't stop there: by purchasing Tuli products, you're supporting their long-term mission to empower women to rise out of poverty. Your individual purchase contributes to the steady, long-term income that is needed for their partners to look beyond their immediate needs like food and shelter and toward long-term goals, like education and saving for the future. Only in this way are they able to truly escape poverty.
Tuli works with partners in Uganda to set fair per-product wages, being careful to ensure that their wages are fair, that they constitute a living income, and that Tuli's partners don't have to work an unfair number of hours to make ends meet.
Because Tuli focuses on an empowerment model, it's important to remember that Tuli does not dictate what it's partners do with their income. They have spent a lot of time getting to know these women, and trust them to make the right decisions for their families. Their impact descriptions are mere guidelines to show how far the money from your purchase can go. So, an item that generates enough income to feed a family for a week might be put toward part of education or rent. Tuli believes that their role in development is job creation, not resource allocation. However, they also wish to be transparent with you, our customer, about the impact your purchases make. They believe this is the best way to demonstrate your purchasing power in Uganda.