Beads to Business
What began as a nonprofit on a mission to change the lives of impoverished women in Uganda through the sale of recycled paper beaded jewelry has recently shifted its sole focus to its sister organization, Street Business School. BFL invested profits from sales into entrepreneurial training programs that help these women launch a small business, increase their incomes, and lift their families out of poverty. Through the development of confidence, self-sufficiency, and business skills, this world-class program hopes to eradicate poverty by 2027. The Street Business School is working with 21 countries and is on track to help 1 million women in the next seven years.