Pillow, 16" x 16"
Florence Kweyara's "Large bird looking for fish in the water" is featured on a 16” pillow with zippered cover. It has beige linen front and back, matching piping on the edge, and red trim around the embroidery. (Note that there are two companion 16" pillows with bird embroideries on matching fabric.)
Florence lives in southern Uganda, in the diocese of Ruwenzori close to the Rwandan border – a particularly beautiful area known as the “Switzerland” of Uganda. Her life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.
Florence will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical support for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; maintenance and repairs to her home; and provide for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war, HIV/AIDS or other illnesses.
Florence meets weekly with her fellow needleworkers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self-confidence.