Category: South Africa


What is GirlStuff.Period?

At: Mali Date: August 8th, 2017 Time:2:23 pm

What is GirlStuff.Period? 1 What is GirlStuff.Period? GirlStuff.Period is not just a play on words and a women led business in the little community of Bergnek, it’s a quest to empower girls, help them stay in school, and inform boys about the opportunities girls miss as a result of a totally human body function. It’s … Continue reading What is GirlStuff.Period?


Words to live by

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:4:13 am

Words to Live By 1 Words to Live By Remember the role models you had when you grew up? Those people that had a real influence and impact on the way you thought, felt and acted? Many of them would have been family; some may have been teachers; more yet may have been friends. What … Continue reading Words to live by


The Story of GirlStuff

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:4:09 am

The Story of GirlStuff 1 The Story of GirlStuff The Story of GirlStuff When the idea of GirlStuff was born out of the first Iziko Labahlali (Hearth of the Community) program in the community of Bergnek, it was more of a focus on giving girls the opportunity to get back into school. By providing girls … Continue reading The Story of GirlStuff


Travel to Africa

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:4:05 am

Travel to Africa 1 Travel to Africa Travel to Africa. Build vertical vegetable gardens yourselves. As everyone who is familiar with our organization knows, sustainable development is a key requirement for My Arms Wide Open along side family values and ongoing community support. As we look to innovation and inclusiveness we’ve found a great new … Continue reading Travel to Africa


From water, comes hope; hope sustains life

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:4:01 am

From Water, Comes Hope; Hope Sustains Life 1 From Water, Comes Hope; Hope Sustains Life It’s all connected You’ve heard us talk about the importance of the ‘One Brick at a Time’ project for the people of Bergnek. From an intellectual perspective it is easy to understand why this is so important. However, from an … Continue reading From water, comes hope; hope sustains life


Bergnek- July 2017

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:55 am

Bergnek- July 2017 1 Bergnek- July 2017 You may be wondering just what the women of Bergnek have been up to.. .   It’s been a while since we last communicated through our GG Portal and we apologize for the absence. Unfortunately, our email server was hijacked last year and it took as some time … Continue reading Bergnek- July 2017


Global Giving Updates

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:48 am

Global Giving Updates 1 Global Giving Updates GirlStuff A NEW PARTNERSHIP In our previous update we shared the need to expand the GirlStuff business. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with an amazing group of people lead by Farzana Patel and her Xanopia organization. Xanopia works to provide a full turnkey solution to … Continue reading Global Giving Updates


Could you survive on 10 litters a day?

At: Mali Date: July 28th, 2017 Time:3:37 am

Could You Survive on 10 Litters a Day? 1 Could You Survive on 10 Litters a Day? In this update we are sharing some information with you as to why the My Arms Wide Open, One Brick at a Time project is so important to the community of Bergnek and communities who face similar circumstances. In … Continue reading Could you survive on 10 litters a day?


My Arms Wide Open Core Action

At: Mali Date: July 17th, 2017 Time:6:49 am

My Arms Wide Open Core Action 1 My Arms Wide Open Core Action Who we are My Arms Wide Open is a foundation, which we founded in 2009, focused on creating change by working along side women, youth and children. Although our primary focus is in South Africa we have not limited our efforts to communities in South Africa … Continue reading My Arms Wide Open Core Action


Iziko Labahlali

At: Mali Date: July 17th, 2017 Time:4:18 am

Iziko Labahlali  1 Iziko Labahlali 2 – An Overview Iziko Labahlali 2 – an Overview In March 2011, we ran the second Iziko Labahlali program in the Cradock community in the Eastern Cape. Iziko Labahlali means “Hearth of the Community”. The program takes structure and lessons from the history of African and aboriginal tradition and the transfer from one generation to the … Continue reading Iziko Labahlali