Sewing to help live
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For three years in a row, 99-year-old American Lillian Weber has been sewing a dress a day for needy girls from around the world. Mrs. Weber was born on May 6, 1915.
Three years ago, Lillian Weber first heard about Little Dresses for Africa, a Christian charity that supplies dresses for girls in disadvantaged regions of the world. The purpose of the organization is to give girls, who often do not have access to education and are forced to take care of their families, the opportunity to feel that they deserve something good.
Lillian's daughter, Leanne, says that her mother can no longer garden or drive a car, but she still excels at sewing. Leanne believes that making dresses for needy girls gives her mother an incentive to live. Lillian says all the time: “I have to do something, I want to be needed. The Lord probably wants me to still be here to make these dresses.”
Lillian, who has lived on a small farm in Iowa for the past 62 years, has five children, twelve grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren to do other than sewing.
Here you can transfer some money to Lilian - donations will cover the cost of supplying dresses to different parts of the world. The organization has already sent about three million dresses to 81 countries around the world: 49 countries in Africa and 32 countries in other parts of the world, including India, Honduras, Haiti and the Philippines.
(Total 10 photos)
Photo: LeAnn Winger and Little Dresses For Africa / REX / Fotodom.ru
Lillian and the four dresses she made, which went to Africa in September.
Photo taken by Leanne's daughter.
Lillian at work.
March 26, 2014.
Lillian with her thousandth dress, October 15, 2013.
Lillian with daughters Leanne and Sherry in May 2014.
Lillian is with a group of women who have also decided to make dresses for charity.
Charity-run school in Malawi.
Volunteer with children in the Gambia.
Twin girls in Malawi.
Keywords: Grandmothers | Charity | Dresses | Elderly peoplePost News Article
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