OEWONA receives support.
The First Lady, Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, recently received N$5000
from Namibia Breweries and Josefina Nicodemus as part of the 2012
Windhoek Lager Ambassador initiative. Pohamba received the donation in
her capacity as patron of the Organisation for the Empowerment of
Widows/Widowers and Orphans of HIV/Aids in Namibia (OE WONA) and
president of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/Aids.
Josefina Nicodemus had nominated Jacqueline Hindjou-Mafwila, the
February winner of the Windhoek Lager Ambassador award. Nicodemus
received N$10 000, of which N$ 5000 was donated to a charity of her
choice--OEWONA. The first lady, a founder member of OEWONA, said:
"Organisations such as OEWONA can always do with some extra cash.
As you know we have many widows, widowers and orphaned children that
need our help- be it with food, clothing, educational support, school
uniforms and the like. NBL has supported us on numerous occasions and we
are grateful." Councillor Joseph Auala, acting executive director
of OEWONA, and also founding member of the trust, applauded Nicodemus
for selecting that organisation. She promised that the organisation will
continue with its work so as to help many more needy Namibians.