Elisabeth was abandoned after having three children with her husband
who also infected her with HIV. She attended primary school but could not
attend secondary school. With our project, she will be able to create a
better future for her children. We are helping Elisabeth to
start her own enterprise selling mandazis.
Mary completed primary school but not secondary.
She is separated from her husband and has five children to support.
We are helping Mary to start her own enterprise selling samosa.
Teresa is 'living positively' with HIV, she has five children.
In her care three of her own and two she has adopted
from family members who have passed away that she has to care for.
We are helping Teresa to start her own hairdressing enterprise.
These are three women currently finishing our Enterprise projects
who are becoming role models within their communities. We
now have at least thirty Enterprise Project attendees who live in abject
poverty, both male and female spanning three countries.
Meet our Board & Trustees
Our Board and Trustees
Our board is currently made of up three members.
Jill Thrussell BA Hons, ACCA
Our founder and one of our trustees, Jill Thrussell offers our board a lot in terms of passion, commitment, efforts and hard work. Inspirational and intelligent she has written a number of research papers and even donated royalties from her first book Mirage of Identity to the charity projects. She has appeared on television and radio promoting and fundraising for the charity. She is a known inspirational, educational, motivational and compassionate individual with a very creative approach to life and problems. Having been identified as having a very high IQ at a very young age she continues to use her intellect to benefit others through her charity work and books.
Charles Omorodion CIM, MBA
Brings a unique skillset to our board having run the a Management training centre and Small Business Institute for a number of years. He brings a unique skillset to our board and compliments our board with his knowledge and experience of providing educational/vocational courses and runs the Small Business Management Institute in London. With an MBA and having qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing hes an established professional who has worked in the educational and capacity building sector for a number of years.
Founder of Mission Dine a charity which reaches out to the elderly who are vulnerable and isolated and in need of fellowship and comfort. Dame Betty was awarded a Dame title in 1987 for her contributions to charity work. With branches in London and Ghana she has a lot of experience in the management of charities and will bring a unique skillset to our board hence her selection. She is a wonderful, warm and compassionate woman who has sacrificed much over the years to the community of London.
Welcome to the website for Uhuru Africa, we would like to thank God first and foremost for providing us with this opportunity and giving us the resources to be able to reach out to other people in this manner. We would love to see poverty being eradicated worldwide, lots of people giving their lives to God and to live in a world where people are not limited and suffering through poverty. Our human family need us, our brothers and sisters need us to support them in their hour of need. If it was us standing in need would we not like to think someone else would help. We thank you for taking time to visit our website and for supporting our work. God bless and keep you.
Nelson Mandela stated 'Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.But in this new century, millions of people in the world's poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved, and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.'
We bring a unique blend of faith, works and service together in order to contribute positively to the world. It has been suggested to us we should spread our work abroad and we do hope to spread our work worldwide and intend to do so according to the support we receive.