We’re planning to spend some time on the sand this Memorial Day weekend, and you better believe we’ll be rocking our Bits!
An integral part of the 31 Bits model is to provide education and encouragement for beneficiaries to start their own businesses. By providing financial trainings, business classes, and one-on-one consultations with our Business Manager, each of the women are challenged to work with the resources they have to build a business. And Atim Irene is going for it!
Mother to four and the sole provider in her household, Irene is a women of great determination and grit. When she decided she wanted to sell porridge on a large scale, she knew she did not have the capitol. Starting small, she decided to begin with her family at 31 Bits!
Every morning Irene wakes up at 5:30 to begin making porridge for her coworkers and by 9, she is at work with a jerry can of hot porridge and a basket of cups in hand.
The women LOVE her porridge, and as they enjoy a warm breakfast, Irene’s business capitol is growing. Cheers!
Things are looking BRIGHT here in Uganda! Apio Harriet is making your very own Nixie Twist.
Besides the fact that we get to work with an amazing photographer, Trever Hoehne, (go check him out. We just can’t get over how good he is.) we also get the opportunity to work with some pretty rad models. Ginny Gardner, the face behind the new Summer 2013 Collection, is no exception! Not only does Ginny love the message of 31 Bits, she’s a blast to hang out with!
As we welcome Summer and our new Summer line here in the US, our beneficiaries in Northern Uganda are welcoming their rainy season and the opportunities that come with the rain! The soil has become fertile and it’s time for farming.
In honor of the season change, we hosted a training that focused on agricultural practices. Many of the 31 Bits beneficiaries farm before and after work to provide for their families, yet our training challenged women to think of their small plots of land as income generating opportunities as well.
45 landowners came to the training to learn basic skills and the benefits of growing high profit crops, such as cabbage, cucumber, carrots, and watermelon. By growing these crops, families are not only able to have a diversified diet, but they can sell in the public market and make more money. We cannot wait to see their fruits and vegetables once harvest season arrives!
Cool blues // A hint of honey dew // Pops of pink //Coral-ly red // A tangerine tint…
We’re living on The Bright Side of Life! Take a peak at our Catalog for some style inspiration:
Introducing… The Bright Side of Life, the 31 Bits Summer 2013 Collection!
This season, we’re taking Summer to the brightest it will go. From attitudes to actions to accessories… we’re living on the bright side of life.
We won’t waste a day, a ray of sunshine, or an outfit. Every moment is a time to dream and a time to shine.