June 21, 2010
I will be leaving July 16th, and plan to spend the week and a half beforehand with my family in Northern California.
In order to promote Align's work in Uganda my mother and I will be hosting a night to talk about the work that Align is doing, and to market necklaces that AIDS victims in Uganda have made by hand.
The event is on July 8th, at 7:00 pm. You can find our Facebook event page here.
We hope to make this a time of awareness for us as women. We hope to not only address the struggles of women in Uganda, but also the solutions that we, as women, can promote and help to implement.
We would like to address the question: "What can I do?"
We believe that the necklaces we will be selling are a practical way for us, as women, to make a difference. Women in the village of Bombo, Uganda have made these necklaces out of paper, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns. 100% of the profits from our sales will be given back to the women who created these necklaces.
Some facts about AIDS in Uganda:
According to UNAIDS:
- Over 60 percent of those infected with HIV/AIDS in Africa are women.
- Many of the high rates of infection in females can be traced to male dominance in sexual relationships.
(photo via Align Ministries).