In November 2014, the Women and Gender Resource Center hosted our first Bead for Life Marketplace in the Frances S. Summersell Library. Bead for Life partners with women living in extreme poverty in Uganda to provide business training, comprehensive support, and a chance to earn start-up capital through their one-of-a-kind model. Through Bead for Life, the WGRC sells beaded jewelry made by the women of Uganda in order to support their educational and business goals. For more information about Bead for Life, please visit

Colorful beads available at the Bead for Life Marketplace


At the WGRC, Paige Miller coordinates the Bead for Life Marketplace. She can be reached via e-mail or at (205) 348-5040. Check back for more information about the 2018 Bead for Life Marketplace.