Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by thevyne0
Oprah’s Project O Bracelet
Oprah does it again! It’s clear that Oprah’s giving spirit knows no bounds. This week we came across Project O Bracelet and just knew that The Vyne Readers would be interested in helping out. Project O Bracelet is an initiative led by O Magazine in partnership with Fair Winds Trading. Think of them as bracelets with a back story. The bracelets are made by women in East Africa who have suffered through some of life’s most horrific challenges. Making these bracelets gives the women the opportunity to earn 12 times the average daily wage in their countries. The project launched in 2007 and has given the women of Africa the opportunity to transform their lives for themselves and their families. The latest editions of the O Bracelet is particularly unique as it brings together the handy work of women from Rwanda and women still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each bracelet is handcrafted in Rwanda and New Orleans. They are designed with two distinct parts, a beautifully woven disk and an equally beautiful band, to represent the two groups of women coming together. Take a look at these fabulous treasures and consider supporting the cause by purchasing the braceletes.