Fount of Mercy
May 28, 2010
I had a unique window into the Sewing Hope wing of the Font of Mercy organization. I watched 24 hours of random footage detailing the women involved in a tailoring program which was set up to train AIDS widows in sewing so that they'd have income and can keep their families together. I was impressed by how Fount of Mercy finds ways to fund and provide supplies and technical assistance to already existing organizations which are run by Ugandan nationals. That way, these orgs are on their way to self-sufficiency. I was really impressed with all I saw in this footage, and how the women are drawn into the process of deciding what they need.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the stories of the women who have been through the Sewing Hope program. I also went to Uganda in January 2011 and experienced their programs and people first hand. I even met one of the graduates of the Sewing Hope program and we became friends. It was great to hear first-hand about how the program helped her, and to see her set of fierce skills!
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I could, I'd fund them better!
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I edited 24 hours worth of footage of Sewing Hope, one of Fount of Mercy's projects.