Noah's Ark - hand embroidery
Noah gathers the animals together to enter the ark. This charming piece by Cissy Bagenda measures 15" x 17.5" and is well suited to framing, adding to a pillow, etc. - perhaps for a child's room.
Cissy lives in Uganda, in a village called Kiwanga (pronounced “Chiwonga”) near Mukono close to the capital city of Kampala. Mukono is also home to a large Christian university. Her life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.
Cissy 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.
Cissy 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.