Caring for women through the naked baby foundation
THE NAKED BABY FOUNDATION IS RUN BY THE JONGA TRUST
All women recycling works alongside the founder Diane Powell a retired ophthalmic nurse who tirelessly collects and distributes baby clothing and toiletry goods to new mothers and their new born babies.
This project covers areas where low income families are struggling and hospitals and clinics cannot cope or do not have the funds to manage the amount of births, procedures and the facilities needed.. These new mums have nothing. Often 15 and 16 years of age. They are given birth control education and medication by the trust and the amazing sisters at the hospitals. who often give from their own pockets to help those babies. These babies and mums are given a wonderful start by the trust. All women recycling through its vast network of clients, friends and associates, collect baby clothing ,blankets, sheets and goody bags to help these new mums and their babies. Its a project we believe in and will continue to support.
Babies are still born in the Cape Flats region, a poor and over-populated area in the Cape. The young mothers are extremely poor, and the babies are known to leave the hospital wrapped only in the birth sheet - with no proper outfit or anything for the mother herself.
We cannot stop births and pregnancies, but with a foundation like the Jonga Trust, education on birth control and assistance given to the mothers in hospital is incredible. It is all about dignity and pride - for the mother and the start of a life.
The people who donate and support through All Women Recycling are our clients from all over the world, as well as local quilters, sowers and small knitting groups. Packs are made for both the baby and the mother, which offer blankets, sheets, towels, nappies and toiletries.
It is to be said that the midwives and nursing staff at these poor hospitals are remarkable people who give of their own to these moms and babies.
If you are interested in giving back, please contact us.
Gogo is an elderly African woman
This group is based in Khayelitsha
township on the outskirts of the city.
15 gogo’s meet everyday to makecraft items to sell.
All Women Recycling role is to assist with new craft ideas and introduce possible avenues for sustainability