As far back as I can remember, my mom has always been talented and could take a piece of fabric and, with the help of a needle, thread and her fantastic imagination, she would miraculously turn it into something beautiful. So when I had the idea last Christmas to sew a few dresses for our girls at Nkoaranga orphanage, without hesitation she was on board. At first we decided that we would sew about a dozen and then we decided, why stop there? It wouldn’t be our typical mother daughter project if we didn’t out do ourselves, so we set our goal at 54. Many people asked us why we were sewing 54 dresses and the answer was simple – it represents the 54 countries that make up the continent of Africa, one dress for every country.
|Kristina’s mum, Sandra, showing her undying support for
Kristina as she accepted her Associate of Arts Degree in
Psychology this year.