Saturday, October 25, 2008
Rice Bags for East Timor
This is one of the rice bags made for Hiam Health, an organization which distributes free rice to the people who are suffering from malnutrition. They use the bags to refill each time the people come for more rice and this helps to keep their costs down.
They work in Dili and do a wonderful job with saving the lives of many people.
The bags measure 35cm (13.5") across by 50cm (19.5") down. Then turn down a 2cm part for a drawstring to go around the top of the bag. Make a drawstring to measure 140cmx 2cm (55"x 3/4") wide. You can overlock or just sew the drawstring together.
Just email me for an address if you want to make some to donate. You can use fabric which isn't suitable for quilts but not rubber backed fabric, in case it rubs off into the rice.
It's another good way to give some help to others.