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'Courage' Sterling Lava Bead Choker | Sterling Silver

Sale price Price $115.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

In 2002, Mount Nyiragongo erupted 20km north of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This eruption destroyed more than forty percent of the city, including schools and hospitals, leaving about 120,000 people homeless. The remnants of the eruption can still be seen today with lava stone covering much of the landscape.

These special edition pieces were created to honour the courage, strength and resilience of the communities surrounding Mount Nyiragongo and to raise funds for The Tchukudu Kids Home in Goma.  50% percent of the proceeds from these pieces go directly to the children, helping to provide food, safety, shelter and most importantly love, for over 140 children.

The sterling silver lava bead in the 'Courage' choker is cast from real lava. Strung on hand-dyed, deep red leather, with two sterling beads on both sides. The clasp has a tag with the word "life" stamped into it.

*PLEASE NOTE* You will be directed to the artists' websites to purchase this piece. But rest assured 50% of the proceeds from this piece will be sent back to TAOC.

Fundraising merchandise is purchased from the artist so that they can help you with any questions you might have regarding their products.