Making a difference

Garwin Beukes - On Friday, 17 November 2017, gratitude shone bright, and hope prevailed when the management committee of Namibia Christian Woman Aid Society (NCWAS) in Khomasdal received a brand-new Toyota Quantum Minibus from Imago Dei.

The objectives of NCWAS are the facilitation and increased awareness and involvement of the broader community of Namibia, to address the problems of the elderly in the central area of Windhoek.

Their activities include emotional support, medical check-ups, monthly home visits to 250 elderly individuals, provision of food parcels and creating occasions for the mature to socialise and interact with one another.

NCWAS registered as a beneficiary of Imago Dei in 2014, with a sole purpose to source a donor to purchase a vehicle, which is fundamental to their operations. Since then, Imago Dei has embarked on sourcing donors and funding for a vehicle.

Now, a few years later, Imago Dei was able to assist NCWAS through a combined effort of sponsors who made Imago Dei’s most significant benefaction to a project yet, possible.

Sponsors include:

  • The charity organisation in Holland (GZB)
  • Christiaan Hess from the Namibian company, Holzbau Carpentry Hess
  • Capricorn Investment Group Limited, who generously provided their brand and communications services
  • The Dutch Reformed Church Eros
  • Pupkewitz Toyota
  • Mr. Christo Horn, who acted in his private capacity
  • Mr Arnold Groenewald, the representative of All Signs and Graphix, donated the branding on the minibus, including the labour