ZuluWomenBay Area activist Patricia Walker, who has been leading trips to South Africa for years, has founded the Zulu Empowerment and Education Foundation.

Patricia says, “Zulu women and girls have largely been forgotten, first by the Apartheid government, when black Africans were forced to live ‘apart’ from the white population, and now by the current government — which appears to lack the resources or will to help and protect them.

“Many Zulu women and girls lack any level of education. They are illiterate and often jobless. Many have HIV/AIDS. Yet, there is a fire and resilience in them that is remarkable. They could be seen as the poorest of the poor, yet they yearn and desperately hope for a better life. They dream about being happy, starting a business, having an income, and educating their children.

“They need your help. Your donations can empower, enhance, and enrich their lives.”


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