"BIAKOYE" means UNITY.


BIAKOYE is a Women's entrepreneurship project belonging to the Obrapa Women's Group based in Accra, Ghana. BIAKOYE is supported by various international stakeholders including Canadian NGO Crossroads International, Pro-Link Ghana and Wild Moon Jewelry.

The Obrapa Group are fifteen women, aged 18 - 35 who are HIV/Aids Peer Educators in Agbobloshie, an area known internationally for being the largest e-waste site in the world. They encourage others in their community to get HIV/Aids testing and STI screening, as well as condom distribution with Pro-Link Ghana. They work collectively on creative arts projects and they specialize in traditional African beaded jewelry and accessories using recycled glass beads made sustainably and locally in Ghana.

Their mission is to use collective action to facilitate economic self-sufficiency and to financially empower women through beaded jewelry and art. 100% of proceeds from sales of the BIAKOYE collection go directly towards the Obrapaa Women's Group income.

 

< On the left, Asma wears the handmade ASMA choker. Made from recycled, locally sourced beads in Accra, Ghana. Photo by Sierra Nallo.

 

SHOP THE COLLECTION

 
BRIGITTE
89.00
JANET
89.00
RITA
89.00
BEATRICE
89.00
AMBRA
49.00
KAFUI
39.00
VIDA
69.00
 
SUNSHINE
49.00
LELEI
39.00
SAMIRA
39.00
BIANCA
69.00
MARIAMA
39.00
REBEKITA
39.00
CHARITY
79.00
ASHILEY
39.00
ASEM
39.00
ERNESTINA
79.00
 

This project is supported by:

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