Rosemary, our partner in Uganda, provides for her entire family at the age of 20. After the death of her father, her mother was left to raise her five children as a single parent. When she had a stroke, the family was blessed with her survival, however it has been almost three years and she has not yet recovered. Rosemary is grateful to still have her mother, whom she must now care for, along with her four siblings.
“I thank God that that she is still alive…it also gives me more courage.”
Rosemary was forced to overcome these challenging issues but they have not stopped her from her hope for a better future.
“I am now at home concentrating on making the baskets that you are selling as I wait to join the university if God wishes.”
Rosemary weaves these beautiful baskets by hand out of banana leaves. She uses the income from them to pay for her mother’s medical bills and school fees and clothing for her siblings.
As Rosemary weaves these baskets for Eternal Threads her faith and gratefulness continue to radiate.
“I do not know how to thank you a part from dedicating you to God. May God bless you always”
You can find Rosemary’s baskets in the Uganda section of our website.
Vincent and his wife, our artisans in Uganda, hand-roll these paper bead necklaces. He and his wife both suffer from Polio, which limits them to wheelchairs, but does not limit their ability to care for their children by selling these necklaces.
“I want my children to grow up educated and give them the chance I never had,” said Vincent, “I do not want to shame my family or my village.”