Vibrant, fun and truly unique, this necklace features a chain made of braided saris with dangling multicolored and multisized paper beads, glass beads, and brass-toned charms.
Vrindavan, India, known as the City of Widows, is home to at least 20,000 widows who are considered outcasts of society. White Rainbow Project is transforming lives by sharing about eternal hope and helping these women develop skills in making beautiful, handmade products.
Measures 27 inches long. Button-and-loop closure.
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White Rainbow Project
The White Rainbow Project is transforming lives by sharing love with the widows of India. It provides vocational training, food, and medical care to destitute widows in Vrindavan, India. Vrindavan, known as the City of Widows, is home at least 20,000 widows who have been abandoned by their families. White Rainbow Project is recycling hope for these widows by helping them create beautiful handmade products out of donated saris and old magazines. Recycling takes on a whole new meaning, as this is one of the only options widows have to support themselves. They have been told they have “bad karma” and are blamed for the death of their husband. They are shunned, exploited, and denied any sense of dignity. Earning their own money gives them freedom to choose their own destiny, many for the first time in their life.