Ele Agbe Company Ltd. - Ghana

Ele Agbe Company Ltd. - Ghana

Ele Agbe is a Ghanian phrase meaning "God is alive." Founded in Ghana in 1996, Ele Agbe Company has made its name in ornamental beads, original jewelry designs and handmade home decor.

Ele Agbe employs some 50 artisans, all young adults and most of them women. The organization also offers training programs for under-educated youth. Ele Agbe's artisans use traditional Ghanaian tools and methods, and the highest quality materials available, including one-of-a-kind beads. At Ele Agbe, artisans pass on their skills to younger generations, conducting workshops for school groups and accepting apprentices from throughout Ghana. Ten Thousand Villages Canada started purchasing from Ele Agbe in 2013.