About Our Fair Trade Gift Shop
Seeing women making jewelry from recycled paper, seeds, and stones gave Dr. Joy Ngobi and her husband Gideon an idea to improve lives. Opening a market in the United States seemed the perfect way to help the artisans in Uganda earn a sustainable living, and be able to pursue educational opportunities. This was the beginning of Jinja Jewelry.
- The Ngobis decided a non-profit was the best way to realize this dream.
- They hoped to expand the dream of educating the impoverished orphan children of the area.
- This commitment went forward, irrespective of race, color, social status or religion.
- In April of 2008 the non-profit “Hope Institute of Uganda” was born.
- Jinja Fair Trade Gift Shop was Created to help the artisans in uganda live a better life and also used to provide education for a lot of students who have no hope for education.
- Plans included a medical services program to enable the poor and ill to access much-needed medical care.