Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Dress for Gloria from Sharon

The children in Oyam district seem to have little in the way of clothing that doesn’t somehow expose the skin due to rips and seams that have come undone. Only three larger size dresses were made and Gloria was the recipient of one of those dresses. She proudly smiled as the dress easily slipped over her head. Her mother was so thankful.

When I look at the dresses the girls were wearing and notice the beautiful and bold patterns on the fabric, I see that our simple patterns are a bit different than what the children might be used to. Still, they seem so willing to receive their gift. I’d hoped to find at least one child wearing her new dress the following day, to no avail.