Thanks to our customers our May 2016 donation has gone to this awesome little charity called ‘Smalls For All’.
Smalls for All was launched in 2009 by Maria Macnamara after she read an article about the many problems that women and children in Zimbabwe faced due to not having any underwear. They help thousands of women and children in poorer areas of Africa and those with medical conditions like fistula. It’s hard to believe that something as simple as providing underwear can help. But it really does make a huge difference….
I encourage you to check out their website where you can find more information on the charity, the many things they do, and why what they do is so important!
Underwear may seem insignificant when a country has so many problems.
But because many women and children in Africa can’t afford underwear, they fall victim to disease and attack. And girls who are lucky enough to have a place in school often miss 3 or 4 days a month due their lack of underwear. Smalls for All donates underwear in many ways – through links with established charities; through hospitals that treat women with conditions like fistula; through IDP camps and children’s homes and orphanages.
Foreign assistance can be difficult to get right.
That’s why Smalls for All works with other carefully selected charitable organisations and NGOs who are trying to improve the health and security, and restore the dignity, of women and children in Africa. We support grassroots, sustainable projects with local ownership. We aim to put people in a better economic and social position.
Smalls for All became a registered charity in 2010.