African Cross Necklace
Beautiful, hand-crafted ceramic cross, adorned with multiple strands of paper beads. Each piece of this necklace is handmade by Kenyan artisans employed by Back to Africa. This group impacts more than 400 people, most of whom are single mothers and/or refugees who lived in extreme poverty before they began their work creating jewelry. Features aluminum antiqued-bronze chain and a lobster clasp. Measures 16 inches with a 4- inch extender. Packaged in a WorldCrafts jewelry box.
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About this Artisan
Back to Africa
Back to Africa began in 2008 as an offshoot of Heart of the Bride Ministries, Inc. The primary objective of Back to Africa is family preservation and care for families at risk. The artisans, most of whom are single mothers and/or refugees, lived in extreme poverty before they began creating Back to Africa jewelry.
Mama Faith, pictured here, has been working with Back to Africa since 2008 as a bead artisan. A mother of 4, her income from Back to Africa enables her to consistently feed and clothe her 4 children, send them to school, give to her local church, and help their family and neighbors who are not as fortunate. She says, “I have seen God in these necklaces. My husband got saved and baptized! I am a very happy woman. He used to drink and now he goes to church, and helps with the beads.”
As of December 2012, artisans reported that the project is benefiting more than 400 people. Back to Africa has seen firsthand how a small paper bead or simple ceramic pendant can profoundly impact a community halfway around the world.