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RAINY DAY AT 4AFRICA!

RAINY DAY AT 4AFRICA!

Rain is very important for life. All living things need water to live, even people. Rain brings us the water we need. But in many places in the world even where we live, heavy rain has become a menace especially when it comes to work.

Women start their beautiful day with a lot of joy due to the on going activities, available work to earn living for their families. Here comes rain rain rain!, which floods the whole place to the extent of flooding the workshops with dirty water. Work is put to a stand still due to disturbance from the heavy rains.

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Oops time clocks to go home yet rain is still pouring. How to get home, every body wonders! But still we have to go home. Day of work interrupted by rain. WHAT A RAINY DAY!

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Gladmat 2014 er i gang!

Gladmat 2014 er i gang!

Første dagen av Gladmat-festivalen i Stavanger er overstått, og vi er superfornøyde! Salget har gått bra, været er strålende og folk er glade. Det er skikkelig gøy å stå på stand!

 

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I år som tidligere selger vi forklær til dame, herre og barn – og vi har noen lekre nye stoffer vi anbefaler dere å sjekke ut.

Pengene fra fjorårets salg holdt kvinnene våre i arbeid i hele to måneder. Det var fantastisk, men vi drister oss likevel til å si at den rekorden håper vi å slå i år! Og vi håper at alle dere vil hjelpe oss.

Forresten: I år selger vi også vår helt egne 4Africa-kaffe pakket i lekre poser. Perfekt som gaver eller bare til deg selv!

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Håper vi sees på Gladmat! 🙂 Festivalen varer til og med lørdag 26. juli.

Glad-hilsen fra oss.

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Hurra! Vi får 100.000 kroner av Siri Tollerød!

Hurra! Vi får 100.000 kroner av Siri Tollerød!

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Som mange av dere sikkert husker, valgte toppmodell Siri Tollerød seg 4Africa som ”sin” organisasjon da hun fikk mulighet til å gi bort en pengesum i forbindelse med at skoprodusenten TOMS og motemagasinet Elle samarbeidet om et prosjekt ved navn Models giving back.

Prosjektet gikk ut på at TOMS designet en spesialkolleksjon med sommersko, som har blitt solgt i utvalgte butikker i Norge. Salget har gått over all forventning! Og det var deler av inntektene fra dette salget som skulle gå rett til tre organisasjoner som tre modeller fikk velge selv. Bilder av modellene med skoene kunne man se i juni-utgaven av Elle.

Vi kan nå avsløre at 4Africa mottar hele 100.000 kroner fra Siri og prosjektet! Det er helt fantastisk! Vi er stolte, ydmyke og veldig, veldig glade for dette bidraget. Det betyr mye for en liten organisasjon som vår.

Vi har lyst til å benytte anledningen til å takke TOMS, Elle, fotograf Frida Kildal - som tok noen skjønne bilder av Siri for oss, Why Not - som gjorde en fantastisk jobb med markedføringen, og ikke minst vakre Siri Tollerød. Tusen takk, alle sammen. Dette er veldig stort for oss!

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LES INTERVJUET MED SIRI HER!

Og til alle dere lesere: Følg med den kommende uken! Da skal vi nemlig stå på stand på Gladmatfestivalen i Stavanger! Ha deilige sommerdager så lenge!

Takknemlig hilsen fra alle oss i 4Africa.

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Training New Recruits in Tailoring Project!

Training New Recruits in Tailoring Project!

As enriching our vision of providing sustainable improved life conditions for vulnerable groups such as for the poor/HIVAIDS positive women in Uganda, we are having a new group that is being trained in the tailoring project. It is to run for 4 to 6 months. The new women are so happy and glad that they are now part of the organisation. For the women being helped gives them hope for the future that in a long run,  they can help themselves.

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MEET ROSE KATUSHABE. «4AFRICA’S COOK»

MEET ROSE KATUSHABE. «4AFRICA’S COOK»

MY DAILY ROUTINE AT 4AFRICA

I am Rose Katushabe, a cook at 4Africa. I started working with the Organization in 2012 till to-date. My daily chores are mainly with in the kitchen area and the house hold at large.

I normally report to work at 6:00 am and start with the general cleaning inside the premises. But before that, I first do the shopping for what I am to use while preparing the meals. I later light up the charcoal stove to prepare breakfast for the Ladies and staff members. Breakfast is served at around 9:30 - 10:00 am. In the course of washing utensils used for breakfast, I prepare lunch.

I usually serve lunch from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. When Lunch is served, I boil water for drinking for the following day. Then embark on cleaning the Utensils used for lunch and around the kitchen area where I do most of my activities from.

I really so much love my job though some times when it rains, I am delayed with my activities since there is no shelter where I cook from. I some times get chest and  back pain due to carrying heavy sauce pans.

But all in all, I rejoice in my Job and I am grateful for 4Africa for the opportunity given to me!

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Endre Svingen Nilsson at 4Africa

Endre Svingen Nilsson at 4Africa

Meet Endre all the way from Moss Norway, an enthusiastic teenager with the heart to support Ugandan Women. For the past 10 weeks, he has been volunteering with his knowledge and skills as :- 4Africa driver, Maintaining of computers and other electronic equipments, servicing the tailoring machines, supporting in administration and business matters when needed, training staff members and supervisors in computer skills.

It has been a great experience for Endre to work with the Ladies in Mutungo and We are so grateful for the support rendered to Us.

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Power supply, Security Measures & 4Africa car

Power supply, Security Measures & 4Africa car

Trolltech Foundation is a Norwegian non-profit charitable foundation which aims to help people in developing areas of the world. We have been privileged as an organisation to be one of the beneficiaries of this foundation. Great impact has been realised with the installation of the Solar panel to reduce on the utility bills in case power is off. The Generator which is helpful in the production of products since power supply from the solar can not accommodate the machines. The Installation of electric razor wires for safety and security purposes at the premises and acquisition of 4Africa car which has eased the transport means of our ladies, now they arrive to work at the expected time and this has also enhanced their income in a positive way. All this is accredited to the Trolltech Foundation for the support towards the 4Africa.

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