Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
~ Thomas A. Edison

I am just in awe of Nancy Winningham. I have taught sewing to a couple of young women here, I have sent fabric bundles to women in Iraq and I have contributed to micro loans for women all over the world who want to build their sewing businesses, but Nancy has left the comfort of her house - her city - even her country - and traveled to the other side of the world to teach sewing and help women build better lives for themselves and their families.

Here is someone like me - "normal" - no special training, no special background, no magic connections - who didn't stop with the daydream of maybe someday helping women in a third world country by teaching them to sew.

She made it happen.

She left the world of highways and shopping malls and McDonald's and electricity and indoor plumbing and traveled to a place that must have been totally foreign, and a bit frightening and unimaginably heartbreakingly poor - and she made a difference, face-to-face, one woman at a time...

Currently, she is preparing for her third trip to Uganda and struggling to raise the money to cover her expenses. If you would like to contribute, she is gratefully accepting donations. As little as $5 would help... You can send it through PayPal to her email:

Or, check out her blog for other ways to contribute.

Thank you! :)


Nancy Winningham said...

Thanks so much Gwen! I appreciate your support. Only two weeks to go and I'll be there! And yes, we are always excited, and fearful, and anxious and totally depending on God as we walk into the unknown. He blesses us every time. Thanks for your encouragement.