I wish I had the time now to tell you the whole story about how Katie Borchert became randomly connected with Loring Morris. I will summarize by saying, it’s a small world after all and God is so rad how he weaves everything together for his purposes.
Katie is the founder of Lifted Uganda, which as per their website is “a way for Ugandan mothers to earn an income by using their skills and creativity. The hand sewn crafts are made with 100% Ugandan materials. All the profits go directly to the Ugandan artist mama’s so they can care for their families.” After moving to Kampala last December and connecting with Dan and Loring, Katie expressed a desire to partner with Sojourn, bringing Lifted to the ladies of Wabigalo. So rad.
It has been really amazing to watch over the past few months as things have really started to take off with Lifted. As of now they make bibs, like for babies, but it’s soon expanding to offer additional products. I am so excited for what more the future might hold.
I know there are a lot of different companies out there with similar ideas. What I love about Lifted is it’s small and I know for a fact that 100% of the proceeds go these women. I also know how this small amount of additional income is a huge blessing to the households of these ladies.
Couldn’t you use a bib? Maybe not for you personally, but for someone you know? I mean we all know someone with a baby or that is about to have one or who’s kid is about to have a kid…right? Help support Lifted and help bring change by empowering the women of Wabigalo.
Katie asked me to snap a few pictures of three ladies who do not yet have their own “tag” (you’ll know what I’m talking about when you buy one). I have the privilege of knowing all three of the women below personally. Not that I’ve met them, but that I know them. They are my neighbors, they are my friends, they are my community. Won’t you help support them as they work to make a difference in their lives and families?
(miriam at work on the small veranda in front of her home.)
three of miriam’s five children were peaking in on the action
jane, also at work on her veranda. she’s using her brand new sewing machine she bought with money she made selling paperbead jewelry.
that is baris, jane’s last born of 5 children, hanging on the railing behind his mom.
madina, working on some hand stitching on a vacant neighboring veranda
madina with one of her six biological children (but there are many more she has opened her home to care for and welcomed into her family). i just like this series of shots.