Since October 2004, our diocesan Episcopal Church Women have raised some $20,000 through their sale of crafts made by the Mothers' Union of the Diocese of Kajo Keji in southern Sudan. That includes a recent transfer of $5,705, according to the jdiocesan World Mission committee.
All proceeds, not simply the profit, support the Mothers' Union ministry with orphans and widows as well as their vocational education projects such as sewing classes that include dress making and embroidery. Hefty postal costs have been offset by additional contributions.
The Mothers’ Union
is the counterpart to ECW in many parts of the Anglican Communion.
The artistic renderings have been shown at diocesan conventions, parish and fall and holiday craft shows. They include finely woven baskets of millet, palm leaves and split bamboo (all renewable sources, ecologically speaking) and small carved pieces.