Pillow, 16" x 16"
Oliva Aliba's "Pale blue bird with black and yellow breast" is featured on a 16” pillow with zippered cover. It has beige linen front and back, matching piping on the edge, and aqua trim around the embroidery. (Note that there are two companion 16" pillows with bird embroideries on matching fabric.)
Oliva lives in Uganda, in the district of Bunyoro-Kitara, northwest of Kampala. Living in a mud-brick house with a thatched roof, or a small brick house, Oliva’s life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.
She 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; repairs to her home, or even begin to build a new one; and provide for orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war (Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA), HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Oliva 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-esteem.