Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another View of Operation Lightning Thunder

The article, AFRICOM'S Ugandan Blunder gives another side of the December 2008 military offensive against Kony and the LRA. So, if the previous article wet your appetite, you can learn even more from this one!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Newsweek Article on Joseph Koney and His War with the Ugandan Government

Hello everyone! Lauren just sent a link to a very thoughtful article in the current Newsweek Magazine about Joseph Kony and his war against the Ugandan Government. For those of you interested in some of the why behind Awava's work, please read this article. Awava works predominantly with Women in conflict and post-conflict areas of Uganda. Many of our Women are from Gulu,one of the areas hardest hit by Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. All of the Women making our paper bead products live in one of the many overwhelmed internally displaced persons (IDP)camps.

So please click here to learn more about what's going on in Uganda!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Businesses We Like!

Hello everyone! We have just started a new feed along the sidebar with "businesses we like"! Scroll down and you will find links to interesting retailers and artisans within the US who we think are pretty nifty! AND we will continually be updating so be sure to check back often!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Awava Greetings by Glenna Gordon Set 2

Awava Greetings by Glenna Gordon Set 1

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with Awava! Take 30% off our entire online stock!

World Fair Trade Day was established in Arush, Tanzania in 2001 by the International Fair and Alternative Trade organization, now World Fair Trade Organization. World Fair Trade Day is celebrated worldwide on the 2nd Saturday of May with various events happening across the globe. Find events in your area at, and celebrate with Awava by taking 30% off of our entire stock this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 8-10) by visiting!! Simply enter the coupon code WORLDFAIRTRADEDAYSALE and you will get 30% off your entire purchase!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mother's Day Awava Style!

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 10th) and what better way to celebrate than by giving your mom a gift that gives back?! The majority of the artisans with whom we work care for anywhere from 2 to 10 children on the salary brought to them through the sales of their products, and often through these sales alone.

So make your gift go the extra mile by showing your mom how much you appreciate her and other moms around the world!

Please place your orders at no later than Wednesday May 6th to ensure delivery!

Kate von Achen
Awava Founding Director