Doll project for Africa
A group of women have joined together to create dolls to send to children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, one of the country’s most prevalent HIV/AIDS-affected communities.
Capecare resident Edie Stewart said she got involved in the Uthando doll project after talking with a project organiser at a Vasse Probus meeting.
She said the group had made about 70 dolls so far, with some taking up to a week to make.
“It’ll make some little children happy for a little while we hope,” she said.
Mrs Stewart said the dolls helped lighten the children’s spirits. “Some are given to adults as well to help them to communicate,” she said.
“It’s a good community project as well — we’ve had a lot of fun doing it and made some new friends.”
The dolls were sent to KwaZulu-Natal in a container-load this week, along with dolls from other groups in Busselton and throughout the State.
Dolls clothes, blankets and bags were also sent.
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