I am going to share something amazing with you today, and then I am going ask for your help in return. If you live in Sydney you will benefit the most, so please stick with me.
What am I on about?
Well I am not known for my athleticism, but my church group is doing a Walk for Water for a remote village in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Gumine District is in the Simbu Province of PNG . Gumine is a two flight from Port Moresby, and another 6 hour drive on largely dirt roads. Our church runs a tiny health clinic there staffed by two female nurses who meet the medical needs of 14,000 locals, there simply is no development, or infrastructure in this, one of the most remote communities in the world.
There is a local stream, used for washing, bathing, as a toilet etc. It is a half a day trek to get to a clean water source. There is no water source for the medical clinic.
So the funds will be used to provide a rainwater collection system and tanks, one for the clinic, and one for the church building – which will be shared, and benefit, the entire village. The goal is $10,000 – most of which is for the cost of transporting the materials to Gumine. If we go over that goal, the excess will be spent to support schools in PNG.
What you get: Information
I have to confess. I didn’t want to share this with the sewing community. I wanted to keep this amazing Social Enterprise to myself so I can have my pick of the amazing vintage fabric that this place is donated.
Yeah, that’s called greed isn’t it. Not good.
Achieve is the the charity you should put in your will, to send your sewing stash to, just in case you have more fabric/patterns/wool than you can use in one lifetime!
112 Bowden Street
Meadowbank NSW 2114
First Sunday of every month 9-2
How can you thank me?
This is such a worthy cause, one which I am proud to support. Your contribution would be gratefully received. It’s easy to donate and is Tax Deductible in Australia.
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.