My friend Tara Hawks Nyanga is a part of an organization, Fount of Mercy, which works to “build indigenous African organizations’ capacity to provide educational and vocational opportunities for orphans, vulnerable children and caregivers in their communities. Fount builds said capacity through technical support, resource mobilization and grant making in the following four program areas: educational development, vocational development, health education and organization development.” Their current project is a hand-batiked, cotton scarf all are beautiful and unique. This is done in collaboration with The GO Exchange, another organization who works in orphan care in Uganda. Through this venture they have created 12 new jobs for Ugandans in Jinja!
Consider buying a scarf this fall and for Christmas!
A purchase will give Fount of Mercy a 25% commission and increase employment for Ugandans. Click here for Fount of Mercy’s online shop.