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Artisan Catherine Offei Kwapong loves giving traditional West African styles a contemporary twist, which she does wonderfully with this pretty beaded necklace. She strings the patterned sese wood beads by hand in an alternating pattern that is centered by three leopard print beads. A brass hook is used to fasten the long necklace.
Catherine is an impactful member of her community and is constantly giving back. She supports mothers and children by covering their education fees so children in her community can empower themselves through further education and knowledge.
In a very short time period, Catherine lost two of her sisters and was betrayed by her fiancee who left her for her best friend. During this challenging time Catherine went through a great deal of pain and, although it can still be painful for her, she was able to overcome it and now is a role model for many women in her life.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.