Vital Voices had the pleasure of knowing and working with Sara since 2010, as she was a committed member of UWEAL, participated in a regional Entrepreneurs in Handcrafts training, became a trainer herself in the local trainings in Uganda and Kenya, and most recently participated in the international trade exhibition in Mexico in November last year. She always shared knowledge and opportunities and worked in partnership with other women.
Sara was passionate about inspiring Uganda to remember and take pride in its traditional materials and crafts, as she gave them new life with her contemporary designs. Through the export of her high quality bark cloth products, she shared this passion and pride in Uganda globally. Sara’s poise, creativity, sense of humor, and kind heart also became known worldwide, as she was honored by the Cartier Women’s Business Plan Competition at Women in the Economy and Society Forum in Deauville, France in 2011. I am truly glad for the time we were able to have her in our lives and to be a part of hers.
While we will miss her, we take comfort in knowing that she made a difference in the lives of many others through her craft and her leadership.