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Alumni Profile: Karen Sparacio, 98

Alumni Profile: Karen Sparacio, 98

Founding Director of Project Have Hope, 1998 NESOP alum Karen Sparacio was recently featured in Be A Social Entrepreneur for her work with women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda. By facilitating the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, these women are able to earn money to feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.

“After a 10-year career in photojournalism, I’ve taken a break from daily assignment work to start a non-profit in Uganda and focus on an in-depth documentary project photographing in Uganda’s Acholi Quarter. As a photojournalist, my role was to be a passive observer, documenting life. As the founder of Project Have Hope, I have become an active participant in creating change. Project Have Hope seeks to empower a group of Acholi women to take charge of their future by providing them with the education and means to create sustainable economic solutions.”

Click here to read the full article and learn more about her inspirational mission.


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