Don’t Quarry, Be Happy
As a parent, I often say I would do anything for my children, but whenever I talk to my friend James, I hear about women who actually have.
Allow me to introduce you to Ember Arts, a socially-proactive company based in Uganda that employs former female rock quarry workers, allowing them to create beautiful jewelry for pay beyond their wildest dreams. I’m proud to say the man behind this is good friend of mine, James Pearson, who during a trip to Uganda several years back saw the quarries’ poor working conditions for mothers and decided–starting from nothing–that he would build a business around making their dreams come true.
Ember’s latest video is about one of their partners, Achiro Grace, whose commitment her children’s education (no small feat in Uganda) is nothing short of inspirational: