Lilly Oyuko embroidered this charming village scene displayed on this journal cover that measures 8" x 10." Thejournal cover is made of dark denimwith an African batik fabric lining.The notebook itself is a standard composition book that is easily replaced.
Lilly's home is in Lira in Lango Diocese in the north of Uganda. For many years the people of this area have struggled with conflict. Though there is peace now, there is still lingering trauma.
Lilly will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children and adopted orphans, medical support for herself and her family, seeds or fertilizer for her crops, and maintenance and repairs to her home. She meets weekly with her fellow needleworkers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages them and has significantly raised their self-confidence.