The cutting counter line at a fabric store is always a great place to meet people! I’m one of those who like to know what everyone else is making, especially in the case of today, when the woman in front of me was buying bolts of fabric. Not just yards, bolts! As I watched them unroll and measure it all, I just had to ask what she was making. In my head I was thinking quilts or blankets, maybe Christmas presents… but, I was wrong. What she was doing was helping women in Africa. Her name is Lori and she works for a non-profit called Empower Women in Africa. The group makes cloth pads for women living in poverty who cannot always just go to the store for these necessities. To date they have made and sent cloth pads to over 1,600 girls, and they are always looking for others who want to help. So, if you are looking for an easy afternoon sewing project, or a way to use your sewing skills to help women in Africa, this is it!
Here’s their website: Empower Women in Africa
I think what they are doing is an awesome idea and a great way to help others. What do you think?