This ruffly apron is made by displaced women involved in a tailoring initiative in Northern Uganda who are a part of the Canaan Farm resettlement community. Canaan Farm was founded several years ago by an Ugandan family in response to the displacement of fellow brethren due to a longstanding Civil War in the northern part of their nation. In 2008 Yobel partnered with this community to fund a micro-grant helping to establish a small income generation project. Today approximately 18 women and 5 men are employed making both jewelry and tailored items.
Yobel pays this community a livable wage for their products, helping to double the amount of consistent income available while investing profits from US-based sales into the building and maintaining of an Elementary School along with 2 teacher salaries.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN UGANDA
PROJECT EMPHASIS POVERTY RELIEF THROUGH INCOME GENERATION
MATERIALS CONGOLESE WAX PRINT FABRIC
CARE INSTRUCTIONS WASH COLD, IRON MEDIUM HEAT
SIZE MAIN BODY 26"x16", 23" NECK LOOP, 16" WAIST TIES