Proverbs 31:19 “She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.”
Auma Florence is what you might call a “Jack of all Trades.” Before joining the 31 Bits crew, she spent her days creating crafts and artwork to sell at the market as a way of providing for her family and putting 4 of her 7 children through school. Although she had the necessary skills to earn a living, working with 31 Bits has given her the consistency of a salary that she never had in the market. This 45-year-old widow has mastered the arts of crocheting, sewing, jewelry making, and other local skills, making her a valuable addition to our already talented designers.
Besides making artwork, Florence has also designed a new form of clay stove to be used inside homes while still allowing the smoke to exit the hut, preventing lung problems. She has installed two in her home and continues to make them for her neighbors and friends for a small fee. The 31 Bits beneficiaries have directly benefited from this skill as she has recently crafted one on the compound enabling the ladies to purchase lunch that is cooked for them daily.
Florence still enjoys creating needle-points and sweaters in her spare time and is a great example of using her skills and abilities to help and provide for others.