Doreen Okonia created this cheerful embroidery of a bird on a branch. The needlework has been incorporated into a 14-inch square zippered pillow of beige linen. Green trim highlights the leaves in the embroidery.
Doreen lives in a suburb of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. She is a refugee from the north of Uganda, displaced from her village when it became unsafe to continue to live there. This area experienced the horrors of war for 25 years. Doreen will use the funds she receives for her needlework to provide education for her children and the orphans for whom she cares; medical support for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; and repairs to her home.