Shakti - Ethnic Women's Support Group
SI Tauranga earlier this year had Margie Agalid from the above group to speak at our dinner meeting. We were all impressed with what Margie had to tell us and at the same time very sad to hear of the necessity. Recently several members saw the documentary on dowry abuse, in this country, shown on TV3. We supported the local group, which is located here in Tauranga for the Central Region, by donating toiletries. Often these women and their children leave home with nothing so the basic necessities are most welcome. Sonia also pointed out that donations of any household items are most appreciated for when the women shift out of the refuge and into a place of their own. The pic attached is Carol Butler (Pres), Sonia (Shakti) and Judith Lowes (Sec).