Catheline Kihangire created the pretty butterflies and flowers that decorate this 10.5" x 11" bag that may be used as a cross-body purse or iPad carrier. The black quilted bag has a front pocket (behind the tapestry) and a detachable, adjustable sturdy strap. It is lined with pretty green/gold batik print.
Catheline lives in Uganda, in the town of Hoima in the district of Bunyoro-Kitara. Hoima is northwest of Kampala and near to the Murchison Falls, National Park. Living in a mud hut with a thatched roof, or at the most a small brick house, Catheline’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 any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war (the Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA), HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Catheline 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.