The Mrs Africa Foundation



The Mrs Africa Foundation is the official charity organization of the Mrs Africa Pageant and is founded on the legacy of the past and present Mrs Africa titleholders who changed lives in their communities.  These phenomenal women graced various international stages and showcased the powerful, strong, gracious and beautiful African woman to the world.  They work in some of the worst war-affected areas on our continent and is passionate about female development and education in Africa.  Their passion and humanitarian work last longer than their year of reign and they have formed an African Sisterhood that will be talked about years to come.

Mrs Africa knows that she cannot change the world, but realized that if you do small things every day, you can achieve big things together.  She has seen that some situations are hopeless but is committed to give someone at least their dignity back, in any way possible.

NZURI PROJECT 2 - NYENETERAI

CHANGING A LIFE IN ZIMBABWE
 
Nyeneterai Moyo is a grandmother in Zimbabwe and takes care of her 3 small grandchildren, while their widowed mother Rumby works in South Africa to provide for the entire family. Rumby is employed by Mrs Transcontinental (Mrs Africa Transcontinental) 2017 Lorna Greyling and her biggest concern is that her mother, who suffers from Endemic Goitre Condition, might not survive to take care of her children and that will result in her going back to Zimbabwe, lose her income and the entire family would suffer and most probably die of hunger.
 Endemic Goitre Condition affects thousands of women in Central Africa and the main cause is the traditional eating of cassava & cabbage and  deficiency in selenium & iodine. 
The Africa Pageants Foundation supports the Nzuri Project and the  finalists need to raise funds for this worthy cause. “Nzuri” means “Beautiful” in Swahili and the aim with this project is to reach,  perform surgery, heal and beautify thousands of women who live with this terrible condition that is actually easy to rectify with surgery.
When the plight of Nyenterai came to their attention they made every effort to find a proper medical team in Zimbabwe to perform this life  saving  surgery. 
The surgery was successfully performed on 5 April 2017 in Harare. 

For more information or to assist financially, contact Janet Potgieter:   janet@mrsafrica.co.za / +27 83 270 4701
 
 

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