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Meet Marcus

Creative Designer

Marcus Lumori grew up in South Sudan. In 2016 war broke out in his village and Marcus fled his home. He became a refugee in Northern Uganda. While there he gained access to jewelry-making training. He also received small business training from the organization Surprised By Hope. At first, he was excited about the possibility of having his own business, but without start-up capital for supplies or a market to sell in he became discouraged. One day, while he was sitting in the refugee settlement with Crystal King, founder of Planting Hope Global, they began talking about the abundant sparkling quartz crystals on the ground. Hope was sparked as they began to dream and plan together. With the help of Planting Hope Global Marcus had the start-up capital and access to overseas customers that he needed. A natural rock jewelry business was born! Each unique piece is wire-wrapped by hand and shipped to you with love!