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Deborah Potter runs the Village Earth Bead Market in Philadelphia, where she does more than simply help her customers make beaded projects, she also helps Kenyan girls go to school. Potter works in conjunction with Beads for Education, a nonprofit group that sends almost 300 Masai girls to school in a country (Kenya) where rural girls often get little education. Potter supports them by selling beaded products that are made by members of Beads for Education and giving the money earned back to the organization. Who knew beads could help so many young women? [Philadelphia Inquirer]


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