Friday, January 22, 2010

Alice's letter

This letter from Alice arrived just before Christmas - I hope you can read it once it's posted on the blog. It is a letter to all of you who have supported the Kitambaa Sewing Project, really - thanking us and telling us that the Bitengye Designers are looking forward to seeing us again this year. Well, today we head down to Rubingo, where Alice lives and her sewing school is being built. Also where five of the other women live. This will be very exciting! We will be visiting the women in their homes, talking to them about how their sewing has gone in the last year, and what impact it has had on them, as well as meeting with other grandmothers and widows, and seeing some of the other projects underway in the same area. We will be out of email and intenet access for the next 4 or 5 days, so will send you photos from our visit once we're back here at Canada House.


  1. That is a heartfelt letter of thanks that makes me feel very happy that I've had the pleasure of meeting you, Pippa, and hearing about & seeing photos of the Bitengye designers. I hope this year's visit goes just as well and that the women find great success with their new designs!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing Alice's letter. I can hardly wait to see photos of the school building.

    Please say hello to Knight and Kamida for me, and enquire how Isaac and Swabu are doing with their studies.