We provide clothes to the women's shelter in Alice Springs by freighting boxes to the Northern Territory. We have also purchased baby nappies and feminine hygiene products for the shelter. Our president has visited the centre that faced closure fears and is now being moved to a new location.
The Pilbara is providing an innovative approach to stopping the cycle of domestic abuse. The Aboriginal Elders are integral to the success of this centre. Aboriginal men, who would otherwise be incarcerated, are housed in a centre that allows them to rehabilitate in their cultural environment with spiritual elders and western psychologists.
Over the years, we have funded the purchase of a rice paddy and a farm by community members for agricultural purposes. We have further assisted a woman, Alice, to start a bakery in Jinja. This bakery has fed many local kids and families for several years now.
Every two hours a Backpack Bed is given to a person living without shelter. According to statistics, the need for shelter to provided is more like every twelve minutes. These shelters provide protection from rain and insects and are suitable for all seasons. MHC make regular donations of Backpack Beds to be distributed by this vital organisation.
This Cobbitty-based charity provides resources to the people living on remote Tanna Island, Vanuatu as they struggle to live alongside an active volcano. Warm clothing has been difficult for the Tanna Island residents due to their remote location. MHC provided many bags of clothing to be transported to Vanuatu.
Builder turned Doctor Barry Kirby made it his life mission to reduce maternal mortality in Papua New Guinea. In just three years, childbirth deaths have plunged by 75 per cent in the health centres he supports. Dr Kirby and his charity, The Hands of Rescue Foundation, formed an initiative that encourages mothers to give birth in a supervised health centre rather than in an isolated village.