Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2nd Annual Action Kivu Fundraiser

For the second year, Alissa over at Handmade by Alissa is organizing a fundraiser for Action Kivu, an organization that teaches women who are affected by the conflicts in Eastern Congo how to sew.  Here's a little bit more about Action Kivu from Alissa's blog:

"The conflict in Congo has taken the lives of over 5.4 million people since 1998. Rape is used as a weapon of war, with estimates putting the number of rapes in the hundreds of thousands.  This is truly difficult stuff to think about but together we can really make a difference for some specific women who need our help.
By learning to be seamstresses these women can then support themselves and their families. Action Kivu also pays to send Congolese children to school.  You can read a lot about them on their web site."

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Donating to this cause was a no-brainer for me since it empowers women in the present and gives them the tools to support their families now and in the future.  Check out the Action Kivu blog for some amazing stories about how the program has helped the women in the program.  And look at the beautiful fabrics they get to work with!

Stop on over at Handmade by Alissa to donate and enter to win one of many amazing giveaways.  As with every fundraiser, every little bit helps!


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