Today was a big day for us......not the greatest photo but we have been able to send out sponsorship for two women in the DRC through Women for Women International. As you might remember, when Anderson Cooper did his segment on 60 Minutes back in January 2008 about the Victims of War-Raping of Women in the Congo, we were inspired to initiate our Congo Project with every intention of helping the women to become rehabilitated, educated and assisted with getting their life back so they could become self supporting for themselves and their families. Women for Women International sponsors women on a yearly basis to do just that. The rug is finished and we are still in the process of marketing it but in the meantime, Rhonda came up with the brilliant suggestion to make proddy brooches to sell at the same time and to bring awareness about the Project and, most importantly, about the women in the Congo. Thank you to everyone who have taken the time from their very busy lives to make flowers and to those of you who have assisted the project and purchased flowers - thank you, thank you. The ladies who attended the Olde Forge Hook In, to the ladies of the Olde Forge Rug Hooking group and also to the Red Hat ladies of the Gananoque area- your combined contributions have paved the way for the sponsorship through the brooches. There will be two women who will be eternally grateful for your support!!!
We will try to keep everyone informed as much as we can about the outcome of the initial sponsorships.
Thank you again from everyone at Women Matters.