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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Making A Difference: Turning Bullets Into Beautiful Jewelry

Written By: Jamelia Mmari—Lovetta Conto was born just before she was forced to leave her home country, Liberia, because of a civil war. Lovetta fled to Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire, before settling in a refugee camp inn Ghana, awaiting the end of the war. During this time, she was spotted by Cori Stern, founder of The Strongheart Fellowship and subsequently met by other members of the Strongheart team who chose her as the first-ever Strongheart Fellow. Through her fellowship, Lovetta created a jewelry line, Akawelle, that creates pieces from spent bullets. Watch her inspiring story below.

My (True) Fairy Tale from Strongheart on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful story - I'll be getting a necklace for Christmas.