I set up The Cariad Project to support people with disabilities living in Africa.
The BWIMWA Centre is in Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo and supports people living with disabilities. Under the direction of Hubert Nday Umba and Leon Mwenze Kabongo the centre has a school teaching 136 students with physical disabilities. The 12 teachers are also living with disabilities themselves.
The centre aims to provide social stimulus, medical support and education so that people living with disabilities can be integrated fully into the community and can improve their living conditions. By enabling people with disabilities to develop skills they can go to work and provide for themselves. This in turn reduces begging, risk from violence and unemployment which impacts positively on the individual and on the development of the country.
The second area of support is those with disabilities in The Mount Elgon area of Uganda. The area is frequently devastated by landslides which compounds some of the issues that those with disabilities are already struggling with. You can see more about this area from some of the updates in my blog.
Every bag of coffee sold or donation of money or equipment to The Cariad Project will enable us to support more people with disabilities and in a more effective way.
Sometimes when we donate to good causes it’s very detached and it’s not obvious how our money has made a difference. By supporting The Cariad Project you will be able to see clearly how you are making a difference.
How You Can Help?
The Cariad Project is a small charity and any support would be greatly appreciated. You can make a donation through The Cariad Project Total Giving page https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-cariad-project or you can create your own page if you would like to hold a fundraising event or take part in a challenge. A simple fundraiser would be a coffee morning. If you email me details of your coffee morning I can supply you with coffee and leaflets about the cause.
You can also give for free by shopping through The Giving Machine and choosing The Cariad Project as your cause. Whenever you shop, we receive a donation.