KIKOMBA donates a percentage of our profits to Woman Against Rape (WAR)
KIKOMBA would like to contribute to making a positive difference in the South African community, by donating 10% of its income to WOMAN AGAINST RAPE (WAR). I have selected WAR among all the charity foundations in the country because of the high respect and consideration I have for its founder, Janine Rowley. After having witnessed for years the dedication, the commitment and the energy she has put into helping the less privileged, we have become good friends and it is without a doubt that all the funds and goods she receives are fully destined to her cause.
Janine was honoured with a Paul Harris Award from Rotary for her outstanding contributions to numerous charity organisations. The organisation began by delivering comfort packs to rape victims at police stations in March 2000 and it keeps expanding this offering nationwide. The “Comfort Packs’ are intended to reinstall a sense of self-worth back into the victim and contain clean underwear, sanitary towels, toiletries, a teddy bear and a chocolate.
Since its beginning, the areas of operation expanded and Janine and her team have initiated several other projects to assist victims. Counselling however still plays a prominent role, therefore WAR supports permanent facilities nationwide which can provide counselling and a safe haven for all rape and abuse victims.
New and innovative ways have been devised to encourage victims to come out and speak of atrocious deeds perpetuated on them. Interpol has named South Africa the Rape Capital of the world.