SOMO Reinvests Profits Toward Education Fees in Uganda

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Apr 16, 2012 • References: somobeads and getmilkshake
SOMO is a company dedicated towards generating funds for children's school fees in Gulu, Uganda. The Acholi women are incredibly talented artisans and create a variety of beads and necklaces out of upcycled paper products which SOMO then purchases on a consistent basis and then markets them to a Western audience. The profits from the sales are reinvested into the education of rising generations in Africa and beyond.

With school fees around $150 a year per child, mother's without security are unable to provide the money to allow their children to have an education. The social business provides Acholi women with a consistent and dependable wage while also ensuring that profits continue to fund school fees. As their website confirms, SOMO is "incorporating fashion and function with passion and purpose."

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