Volunteers are sewing together to provide necessities for women in Sudan

HELPING HANDS: Sue Knight, Nashwa Bakini, Niemat Darar, Kath Corio, Gill Hindmarsh and Gloria Angollo volunteering at Kenna Hall to create items to send to Sudan. Photo: DAVID FITZSIMONS
HELPING HANDS: Sue Knight, Nashwa Bakini, Niemat Darar, Kath Corio, Gill Hindmarsh and Gloria Angollo volunteering at Kenna Hall to create items to send to Sudan. Photo: DAVID FITZSIMONS

The plight of women in a remote village in Sudan has united people in Orange to make personal items that will be sent to the African country to help out.

Migrant Support Officer Anni Gallagher said women from Sudan who had moved to Orange had highlighted the problems of a lack of personal hygiene items in their home village of Nuba Mountain.

Ms Gallagher said the lack of personal items meant women could not go out in the community each month.

So, women in Orange are making pads and shields for kits that are being sent to Sudan.

They are using materials donated from families in Orange and obtained from charity shops.

“It’s a great recycling activity,” Ms Gallagher said.

Volunteer Gill Hindmarsh said they were happy to help out.

“It has come from the Sudanese women. It was their request.

“We wanted to do something to help.”

Volunteer Niemat Darar said there were only two families from Sudan in Orange.