Our mission is to provide relief to children of Central Africa. One of the ways that the mission is accomplished is by distributing little dresses to the orphan girls in the remote villages of Malawi. Because of the widespread AIDS pandemic, little girls are often left to be the primary care givers of their young siblings. It is our hope that in delivering dresses to these young girls, that a seed will be planted in the name of Jesus in their hearts that they are worthy.
Along with being something that they all need, distributing the little dresses gives us an opportunity to hold camps and informal teaching sessions to increase their knowledge in stopping the spread of the dreaded AIDS disease and promote good nutrition, health and family skills knowledge.
The first dress I made for Indigo was a pillowcase dress.
It is a very simple way to begin sewing for those of you who might be interested in sewing. Not interested in sewing but still want to help? Awesome! You can send pillowcases to Little Dresses for Africa. Or, if you would like, you can send them to me and I will sew them and take a picture so you can see the difference YOU made by donating a pillowcase. If you are interested in this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org You could also donate supplies or make a donation to this organization.
Little Dresses for Africa is expanding their outreach not only to Malawi but also Ethiopia and Kenya is well.
Edited to add: okay, i did it! here's my first dress. i made one to fit a two or three year old. The founder of Little Dresses for Africa told me that the little girls love pockets and anything else i wanted to add. i hope some little girl loves it!