What is the LifeStitches Project?
The LifeStitches Uganda project empowers HIV/AIDS women with children in Arua, Uganda to become financially self sufficient
through the sale of beautiful cotton table products which the women stitch in a sewing workshop business.
- The LifeStitches project directly supports a sewing workshop on the Arua Regional Referral Hospital grounds.
- These mothers who are not otherwise able to generate income need skills, materials and equipment to become financially self sufficient.
- The sale of beautiful cotton table products stitched by the women provides income to the individual mothers and their children, which improves their nutrition and contributes to schooling fees.
- A portion of all income from the table products is used by the Arua *PMTCT Peer Support Group to pay for outreach AIDS prevention education in the remote villages surrounding Arua.
- LifeStitches is a partnership between: Arua PMTCT Peer Support Group, Arua Regional Referral Hospital and LifeStitches Uganda (Albuquerque, NM based NGO).
*PMTCT (Prevention Mother to Child Transmission) of the
The LifeStiches Uganda project has expanded to three workshops in the West Nile District of Uganda. To learn more about the history of each workshop and view photos choose "visit the workshops" in the top of the web page navigation or click here.