After many fledgling attempts, and much work, I am pleased to announce that Kitambaa Designs together with the Bitengye Designers, is launching a new website. Now no matter where you live, you will be kept up-to-date on all the items for sale from both of us. A shopping cart will make it possible for you to shop with confidence, and to provide credit card information on a secure site. You will receive your purchases more easily, as a result. This might be a good time to clarify the difference between Kitambaa and Bitengye. Kitambaa is my home-based business, providing fabrics, patterns, kits and more, all inspired by Africa. Bitengye is the co-operative of 20 Ugandan women we have been teaching and working with over the last four years. Kitambaa purchases help enable us to go to Uganda, at least in part, and keep us inspired with new designs and fabrics. Bitengye profits go entirely to the women in that group. They are paid up-front for their products. Most of them are shipped to Canada for sale, while others remain in Uganda to be sold there. The success of the co-operative is largely due to Alice, the Co-ordinator of the group. Her patience and hard work, her humour and professionalism, are remarkable. The new sewing school that has been built with proceeds from the "Alice bags" she makes, is almost up and running. It is her vision that this will be a center for teaching women sewing and quilting for years to come.
NOW . . . PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF OUR NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS! IT'S:
www.kitambaa.com THAT'S: www.kitambaa.com YOU'VE GOT IT!