A whimsical piece of hand embroidery with flower branches and vines; dragonflies and a rabbit in a corner enjoying it all. The embroidery is framed in black cotton with a green geometrical design on the back. The pillow is zippered.
Okello Pilimena lives in Kitgum, a town in the far north of Uganda close to the Sudanese border. This region experienced the horrors of war for 25 years through the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). They have peace now, but the trauma in the lives of the people and their children has been unspeakable.
We started a Threads of Blessing group in Kitgum and neighboring Lira 15 years ago to help bring some hope to these women in the midst of their trauma and slow healing. Their enthusiasm is touching.
Pilimena 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 build a new one; and care for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war, HIV AIDS or other illnesses.