Community donation paying it forward
Date Posted: 13 May 2020In 2019, the Debmarine Namibia-Namdeb Foundation donated N$50 000 worth of sewing machines, fabric and supplies to a women community-based project Orange Babies Namibia Foundation centres in Five Rand Camp in Okahandja and Pappa Centre Otjomuise Windhoek.
The donation aimed to empower women in the surrounding community economically by teaching them skills and enabling the sale of their products.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the women are hard at work by sewing materials to produce masks for their employees and their surrounding communities. The project aimed at producing 800 marks that will be vital to communities as wearing of masks became mandatory in Namibia.
The Orange Babies Namibia Foundation was established to help mothers and children in their fight for HIV-free future. These centers are looking after the destitute children and some parents as well. Many of them lives in shacks that is mostly overcrowded with up to ten people in a two-room shack. Many of the kids at these centers are orphans staying with a relative and not properly taken care of or not provided in their needs.