RahRah4Good Offers African Jewelry in College Colors for Football Fans

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RahRah4Good, a social enterprise offering fashion accessories in team colors made by village women in Africa, has launched their online store, http://www.rahrah4good.com, in time for college football bowl season. Women in Ghana and Uganda design and create the handmade items and use the proceeds to pay their children’s school fees.

Today, RahRah4Good launched an online store for fashion accessories made in Africa in team colors. As a social enterprise, RahRah4Good is dedicated to increasing the income of women in Uganda and Ghana by opening up a new channel of distribution – game day fashion. The collection offers handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings, key chains and headbands.

“We’re capitalizing on football fever in time for major College Bowl games”, says Jan Swanberg, RahRah4Good’s CEO. “Fans can support their school and support the schooling of kids in Africa at the same time. We have special game day collections for fans of University of Alabama and University of Oregon, leading contenders for the College Football Championship. And all orders over $25 get free priority shipping.”

According to Swanberg, “By buying this jewelry individuals can make a direct impact on the well being of families in Walakuba village in Uganda or the Asiafo Amanfro community in Ghana.”

RahRah4Good is run by Jan Swanberg and Ed Forman, a couple from San Francisco, California. During a visit to East Africa in 2012 Jan and Ed noticed the paper bead jewelry made by local women. They were touched by the stories of the women who created the beads—families torn apart by war, rampant genocide and the devastation of AIDS. In 2013, Jan and Ed worked in West Africa and met other artisans who were overcoming great obstacles. They thought, “What small steps could we take to help these artisans increase their sales? Can we help them raise their families from poverty?” After discussing these issues with the artisans, RahRah4Good was born.

RahRah4Good is an early stage venture focusing on fans of several top ranked college football teams, including University of Oregon, University of Alabama, Baylor, and USC. Products for additional universities are planned.

The store’s address is http://www.rahrah4good.com.

RahRah4Good Inc.
2261 Market St #164
San Francisco, CA 94114
Jan Swanberg (jan(AT)rahrah4good.com)
Ed Forman (ed(AT)rahrah4good.com)

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