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Underwear For Africa

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by PlanckScale, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. PlanckScale

    PlanckScale JF-Expert Member

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    Underwear for Africa. Really? You're collecting underwear? We know it sounds silly. But the answer is YES! In 2006 we found out from GVN's Kenyan coordinator, that underwear is a luxury to have. Underwear is expensive, $12 for a pack of 5. That might not sound much, but the reality is, when you are making $1 a day, underwear is last on the list. And if you are an orphan, well, unless it's donated, you don't have any.

    It was easy to make the decision that Underwear would be a priority on our list to bring to Kenya. In 2007, over 1700 pairs were passed out to schools and orphanages outside of Nairobi, Kenya. In 2008, another 1000 pairs were distributed to two IDP camps. In April 2009, over 2000 pairs were passed out to various IDP camps and orphanages once again.

    The need is so great. The article, "‘Undignified' underwear the only choice for Kenya's poor, is just more proof that we need to scream from the rooftops, "GIVE US UNDERWEAR!" Our goal is to collect new, unopened packs of children's and young adults underwear (ages 3-15). We will then distribute them throughout Africa. We want you to be armed with all the necessities to have your own drive.

    We have created a couple of flyers for you to use. There is a DONATE HERE flyer to place on a donation container, and a GOT UNDERWEAR? flyer to pass around to friends and family or to put up in the lunchroom at work. We have also supplied you with an email message to send to everyone in your address book. This will help you get the word out. There is a widget that you can put on your own personal blogs as well. Just copy and paste the code below and add it to your page.

    Please send NEW and UNOPENED packages of Girls and Boys size 3-18 underwear to:
    MFFO: Underwear for Africa
    27943 Seco Canyon RD Suite 533
    Santa Clarita, CA 91350

    Total Count Collected: 5191


    Sina lakusema!
  2. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Du, ipo kazi. Sasa wanagawa chupi!
  3. Maria Roza

    Maria Roza JF-Expert Member

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    Heheh si mchezo jamni duh bado kugawa nanihii za kike tu!
  4. Bluray

    Bluray JF-Expert Member

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    Is that really a priority? Katika vitu vyote vya life and death wanavyoweza kusaidia wameona underwear?

    This mockery of Africa dignity in the guise of do-gooding cannot pass without the most strenuous protest. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragically caricaturing. What is the difference between these types of chicanery and those carried 100 years ago with the licentious and condescending assumption that Africans are of inferior minds and need to be saved both materially and spiritually?
  5. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    And we do a darn good job at perpetuating it.....
  6. Pretty

    Pretty JF-Expert Member

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    Nafuu zinapelekwa mpya, nilifikiri watapeleka chupi mitumba.
  7. Smatta

    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    This is a mockery of black people, donating underwears? cracker pliz. we are facing alot of problems and we need a million and one donations and underwear is not even on the list. stupid white man. na hiyo ya less than a dolla a day ni urongo tu ya NGOs za kutafuta funds.