Wrap Up Africa

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Through the Livestrong Global Summit and the lovely Christine Mason Miller I have had the great fortune of getting to know Letha Sandison, the founder of Wrap of Africa.

Wrap Up Africa has an amazing opportunity before it, but it needs some help.  Their building has become unstable and dangerous to remain using for long and that will not change in the near future.  Serendipitously, there is a new building available in the same neighborhood. It is a wonderful opportunity as there are very few buildings that are within the hospital area that would be suitable for our uses. As the US Embassy funded this commercial space, there was oversight during its construction and it was built using good and safe building practices.

Wrap Up Africa teaches tailoring skills and train participants to make beautiful products, pay them a fair wage for what they create, and provide a market for what they produce. With the funds they earn, the tailors are able to meet many of the challenges they face with a cancer diagnosis such as obtaining food, lodging, transportation, and medical expenses including treatment. The profits from clothing sales are funneled back to support clinical and educational programs, helping participants and their children to have a better quality of life and to improve the health outcomes of future pediatric cancer patients in Uganda.

Wrap Up Africa has just been offered a complimentary membership to the Clinton Global Initiative and invited to attend their upcoming meeting in September. USAID is bringing buyers from large retailers out to visit the (hopefully new) facilities.  WUA strives to provide hope, empowerment and support to Ugandan families struggling with cancer. WUA was founded in response to the growing and largely unrecognized needs of pediatric cancer patients in Uganda.

Christine Mason Miller is offering some amazing giveaways in conjunction to raising money for this amazing opportunity (check it out here).  Every dollar helps!  Please help this dream become a reality.

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