Nestled along World Showcase is the Village Traders, an African theme area with a variety of African gifts. I have always walked right past this area, but decided to stop by on my most recent Walt Disney World vacation. I had no idea about the wonderful treasures that you can find in the African Outpost.
Here you’ll find the Bead Outpost, a kiosk with beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets. At first they just seem to be fun and bright African jewelry, but if you focus on the sign in the kiosk, you’ll see that they are so much more! The beads are all made from old Disney maps and paper products. The papers are sent to Africa where they are rolled by hand into one of a kind beads. This wonderful program gives jobs and job training to women in Africa.