Action Kivu Fundraiser

Alissa is holding a fundraiser on her blog this week for Action Kivu, an organization in eastern Congo that runs a sewing workshop for victims of the conflict there. (You can read all the details on her blog.)

Photo by Candice Knezevic/The Enough Project

Action Kivu is a homegrown operation founded by Congolese educator and interpreter Amani Matabaro Tom and his seamstress wife, Amini Bukanda. The program teaches women to sew, knit and embroider so they can support themselves and their families.

Photo by Candice Knezevic/The Enough Project

Sewing creates such a strong personal link between all of us, the online sewing community and these Congolese women, so if you can, please take 5 minutes to watch this powerful video and think about what you might be able to donate to help make a difference in these lives.

Every little bit counts! Let’s help Alissa exceed her $7500 goal – she’s already raised over $4000 this week!

Donating is easy – just click over to this post to do so. As an added bonus, by donating at least $25 you’ll be automatically entered to win some fabulous fabrics!

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2 Responses to Action Kivu Fundraiser

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    Lisa M says:

    I’m glad you put the Action Kivu info and link on your site. I was happy to donate to such a good cause.

    But I’m still anxiously awaiting the full reveal of your new quilt with the Denyse Schmidt fabs!! We want to see the rest of it, please…

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    lauradodson says:

    ohhowimissafrica.

    glad to see this post on your blog.

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