Our first distribution of 2019! We’ve supplied a further 400 pairs of pants to the Tumaini Fund who work with widows and orphans in Kagera, Tanzania. Our thanks to Tracy for collecting them from us and making sure they get there safely.
Our thanks also to Paul McNeil, director of operations & human resources for the Gloag Foundation, for stopping in to see us in Livingston. He didn’t go away empty handed, as he was collecting 12,000 pairs of new pants for the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown. This centre provides the only comprehensive fistula repair service in Sierra Leone and has the capacity to treat up to 300 fistula patients a year. They give women and girls free surgeries to heal their fistulas and free maternity care to prevent fistulas and ensure safe childbirth. It’s an amazing charity doing incredible work to improve the lives of women suffering from a fistula and we’re so happy to be able to do our little bit. In Paul’s words, I hope we continue to supply them with a “pipeline of pants”.