Here are some of the projects we are currently working on:
Verity Katwe- We currently have a program for small businesses in Kampala, Uganda with a select group of women. The goal is for each woman to eventually own her own business which is sustainable in her communities' economy. All Verity jewelry is handmade by these women living in Katwe. This provides each woman with an income and the opportunity to save (or receive a micro-loan) to start her own business. We are trying to transform the lives of marginalized women in the Katwe slum of Kampala by offering them opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise.
PC Project- We also have partners in Panbazar, Guwahti, India who have taken impoverished, HIV positive, orphaned and widowed women out of prostitution and poverty. They have been taught a valuable vocational skill and given an education. All of our handbags are made by these women. We are thankful to be a partner in helping them move towards a brighter future.
Miles of Smiles- One of our special projects for 2013 is providing life saving cleft palate surgeries for children in Guatemala. Please see our Miles of Smiles section under the projects tabs to read each child’s unique story.
Verity Trips- One of our favorite projects is Verity Trips. We take select groups all around the globe to serve and be transformed. Every Thanksgiving we take a group of 60 people ages 18-29 to Guatemala for a life changing experience. We also take select groups to Uganda, Africa each August, our trips are continuing to expand each year.