31 Bits Mamas :: Meet Stella
At 31 Bits, we strive to do more than provide artisans with dignified job opportunities and access to a global market. We want to create a family atmosphere where each artisan feels supported and known, so that when they leave 31 Bits they feel empowered to fulfill their dreams! Your purchase at 31 Bits helps support moms on the other side of the world, both as mothers providing for their families, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs.
Over the next few weeks, we are so excited to share with you stories from some artisans and mama birds in Uganda who tell us a little “bit” about their motherhood journey. Our first interview is with Stella, mama to 1-year-old Ruth, who talked with us about her experiences in motherhood and what it’s like to be a mother and an artisan at 31 Bits.
Meet Stella and her daughter, Ruth
What is nice about bringing your child to work?
It is nice being able to stay together and bond with Ruth. I see her growing up every day.
Describe your child:
Ruth has a unique personality! She can sometimes be split and act very good or very bad.
What is something special about your child?
Ruth loves to dance. It makes her very happy. If you put music on, even if she is crying she will start dancing!
How does 31 Bits help you during motherhood?
31 Bits has helped me have peace of mind during motherhood. I have earned money and been able to take care of us. We have good health and though a lot has changed, we have happiness.
How has being a mother improved your life?
Being a mother has given me respect as a woman, a security in my marriage, along with joy and happiness.
What is your greatest wish for your child?
I want Ruth to study and receive a good education. If I take good care of her she will take good care of me when I am old! I hope she grows to be independent and strong, but that a good man will help take care of her in the future too.
What is your child’s favorite word, game, or song?
Ruth’s favorite word is mama. She also likes to jump while people are singing.
What would you like to say to moms in America?
Mother’s should love their child no matter what, whether they are stubborn or sweet. Giving birth and becoming a mother is a source of joy and importance.