I just wanted to share with you the response I got from Carol, the founder of Outreach Uganda when I let her know about the $2000 we raised for her organization!
I hope this email finds you well and back from your summer trip to Uganda. I wanted to let you know that my summer bracelet project went very well and in total I made about 200 bracelets with the Ugandan beads and raised $2000 for your organization! I will be sending you a check out later this week. My community of friends, family, and co-workers really came together to support your beader groups and make a difference in their lives through the purchase of a bracelet. They were touched by the skill in making the beads and the struggle the women have been through. We think it's important that your organization's work be carried on to help these women and their families!
Here is the link to my blog which chronicles the summer project, I hope you will take a look and at some point share with the beader groups, they really touched us!
That’s great about your summer bracelet project! I will look at your blog this evening. Thanks so much for all your work and your generosity and heart to help our women. As always, I very much enjoyed my trip over there. Being with the women and being part of their lives for six weeks always renews my energy and makes me want to keep doing what I’m doing to help them! I can see the progress in both their beading and silk scarf making skills, and in becoming more in charge of their own lives. It’s a long process that encompasses so many dimensions. I will certainly let them know about your project and your efforts.
|Aloyo Margaret and other members of the Kitgum beaders’ group proudly show OU president, Carol Davis, their new 4 acre garden where they are growing cash crops as a group income-generation project|