Janet Olupot created the beautifully stitched hens on this 16" x 19" deep tote. The outer fabric is tapestry fabric in a black/gold foliage design, with black canvas edging and handles. The lining is light beige cotton print. The large outer pocket has a turn-clasp fastener, and there is a zippered hanging pocket on the inside.
Janet lives in Mukono, close to the capital city of Kampala, Uganda. Mukono is also home to a large Christian university. Her life revolves around caring for her family and her crops. She 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-esteem.
Janet 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.