So here is a photo of the whole group - now called Bitenge Designers. They chose this name themselves - bitenge being the plural of kitenge, which is the type of fabric they are sewing with. They have chosen a chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer for each area (Bunyonyi, Rubingo, Kikigati), and Alice will be the overall
Coordinator of the group. Yesterday we gave them their pay packets for the work each one has completed, and then they purchased more fabric from "Alice's Shop" in an exercise that was designed to get them thinking about how to use the money they received. They decided to purchase fabric as a group, and to share it so that they would always have a good selection. Several visitors have dropped by Canada House to see what we've been doing these last three weeks, and we've already sold 10 sets of placemats! The rest will be coming home to Canada with us for sale at home, as will the cushion-covers and wallhangings.