Irine Uronyirwoth embroidered zebras grazing on the savanna, displayed on this8" x 10" journal cover. Thejournal cover is made of dark denimwith an African batik fabric lining.The notebook itself is a standard composition book that is easily replaced.
Irine's home is in Erussi - a beautiful village close to the Congolese border in northwestern Uganda, nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains. Being isolated with little means of travel except walking or an occasional bus, it is not unusual for the people to walk tens of kilometers each way to market in the nearest town. Her life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.
Irine 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.