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Turning Trash to Cash – Part II
Turning Trash to Cash – Part II

The making of the beads from discarded paper products – and creating useful and desired merchandise with them such as jewelry, purses, and other lovely items has greatly helped improve the financial wellbeing of the bead makers and merchandise creators.  The bead makers and merchandise creators are often times women who have little or no marketable skills.  This work offers them a way forward.

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Turning Trash to Cash – Part 1
Turning Trash to Cash – Part 1

African beads which are used to make a number of beautiful items – necklaces, bracelets, earrings, purses to name a few – can be made from different materials such as eggshells, ivory, bone, and other materials occurring in nature.  Recently, however, discarded paper products such as flyers, posters, calendars, and magazines have been used to make beads. The use of what could be termed trash – is used to make beautiful beads which are then used to make beautiful products – which are then sold – essentially turning trash to cash.

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