Evelyn Oroga created the pot of flowers displayed on this 11" x 10" black denim purse with black/tan lining. It has an external zip pocket and a detachable shoulder strap.
Evelyn lives in a small village called Goli in the district of Nebbi in northwest Uganda. Nebbi borders Lake Albert to the south, the River Nile to the east and the Congo to the west. Living in a mud hut with a thatched roof, Evelyn’s life revolves around caring for her family and her crops. She will use the funds she receives from her needle work 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, HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Evelyn meets weekly with her fellow needle workers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self-confidence.