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Relief Beads are handmade from sand in Ghana, West Africa and benefit the suffering of Darfur. More than 40 percent of the proceeds are donated to Relief International and an additional $1 per bracelet is given to the African artists who handcrafted the Relief Beads.
Now in stock at The Odyssey
Making A Difference
Saving Darfur--one bead at a time
Bracelet, Relief Beads
(Sand Bead Jewelry handcrafted by Maasai women of Kenya)
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The United Nations has recognized the situation in Darfur as "the world's worst humanitarian crisis." Since the conflict began in 2003, millions of people have been forced to leave their homes. Relief Beads is a grassroots-campaign selling handmade African bracelets to raise awareness and money for Relief International's humanitarian efforts in Darfur. Every year Relief International supports tens of thousands of refugees in Darfur and donates millions to crises worldwide. Relief International's humanitarian programs are essential for Darfur: they operate the second largest refugee camp, administer medical care at many clinics, provide life-saving therapeutic care to children, and fund educational costs for thousands of students.
To learn more about Relief International's humanitarian programs visit
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Each and every Relief Beads bracelet provides a significant contribution, especially for the women and children in Darfur: more than 40 percent of the proceeds are donated to Relief International and an additional $1 per bracelet is given to the African artists who handcrafted the Relief Beads.
Relief Beads symbolize a commitment to providing relief to others less fortunate than ourselves. We may not always have the opportunity to change things in our world that need to be changed,
but this is our opportunity to provide relief to a situation that truly needs help.
Thousands of people across the country have supported Relief Beads.
Funding from Relief Beads has built the only women's center in Darfur!