Hatemja, the eponymous rubbish-picker's wife of the title, lives in Fushe Kosove which is a suburb of Kosovo's capital, Prishtina. Elizabeth's friendship with her resulted in what is now a four-year project run by the charity, The Ideas Partnership, which Elizabeth co-founded along with Robert Wilton and Ardian Arifaj. For more information about the work of the charity with rubbish-pickers and their families, see their active Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theideaspartner.ship?fref=ts or their website at www.theideaspartnership.org. An independent project has also been set up to support Hatemja after the sudden tragic death of her husband, leaving her with 6 children under the age of 13 and no source of income. The beautiful cushion covers sewn by Hatemja can be seen and ordered on the 'A Stitch At A Time, Kosovo' Facebook page