Janet Olupot designed and created these giraffes eating from the trees, all embroidered in french knots, while a zebra and her young graze nearby. The piece measures 14.5" x 13"
Janet lives in Kiwanga, near Mukono close to the capital city of Kampala. Janet'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; 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.
Janet 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.