This beautiful, one-of-a-kind doll is made fairly in Uganda by a young woman who has the sole responsibility of caring for her family.
Sweet Rosemary has a happy face, is soft and lovable, and easy for little ones to cuddle. She carries a baby on her back. She comes with a delightful story book.
Rosemary comes to us from Eternal Threads, a company dedicated to improving the lives of women and children most at risk of extreme poverty, trafficking and other forms of exploitation by providing sustainable livelihoods through income generating projects.
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One of a kind doll handmade by Rachel and Rosemary of Eternal Threads in Uganda with accompanying story book, “Rosemary – A Story of Uganda.” This delightful book was written and illustrated for Eternal Threads to depict the life of a child growing up in Uganda.
Handmade in and fairly traded from Uganda.
Who your purchase helps:
Artisans: Dolls are handmade fairly in Uganda by a woman named Rosemary. Rosemary Aseneta has the immense responsibility of providing for her entire family at the age of 21. After the death of her father when the children were young, the clan village that they lived in turned them out and they were not even allowed to take what few possessions they had. Her mother was left to raise her five children as a single parent. When she had a stroke, the family was blessed with her survival, however it has been almost three years and she has not yet recovered. Rosemary is grateful to still have her mother, whom she must now care for, along with her four younger siblings.
Before her stroke, Rosemary’s mother taught her to weave baskets from banana leaves and reeds. She now weaves and sews at night when all the work is done caring for the family. She uses the income to pay for her mother’s medical bills and medicine, pay the rent and school fees for her siblings as well as buying food and clothing for the family. She is also trying to buy a plot of land so that her family will always have a home and God willing she will be able to build a house on the land. Eternal Threads is helping Rosemary buy this land.
Shipping: Our shipping department is staffed entirely by women who are in need in the US, women who have had to escape violent situations in their homes. These women have children who are also benefitting from their mothers being able to care for them while working.