Africa mission for Swansea friends
TWO Swansea women have returned home from Africa after making a film outlining their progress in building a refuge for women in the Kasenge area of Uganda.
Cindy Stanley, a 60-year-old former nurse, has set up a foundation called Naphash with her friend and former colleague Helen Dorman.
Mrs Stanley, said: “In Africa some women have a really raw deal, there is little help for them.
“I just wanted to step into the gap and do what I can.
“The vision is for a day centre, it will involve counselling, prayer ministry, craft making and growing vegetables to sell and eat.
“The proceeds will be divided between the women and Naphash therefore helping them to become independent.”
The pair have already raised £3,000 to buy a plot of land for the centre and have set about raising a further £10,000 to complete the project.
Mrs Stanley said: “The trip went well, we took items of clothes and blankets and a singer sewing machine to them, they was so appreciative of them, we fed our ladies, and they surrounded us with gifts of fruit and vegetables, we were both totally blown away by their generosity of love shown to us.”
With work on building the centre about to get under way the pair have made a plea for financial support.
Mrs Stanley said: “We are asking if it is possible to ask the readers if any one is willing to donate or perhaps they could do some fundraising for us, we would be very grateful for any help any one could offer us.”
To sponsor Helen and help support the project visit Naphash Africa Foundation’s Facebook page.