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Mama Daphne

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ABOUT MAMA DAPHNE OLIPHANT

House of Mercy & Daphne’s Bakery

After witnessing abuse in her family, she took in her niece and nephew and decided that no child should have to suffer as they did, and so Mama Daphne Oliphant started House of Mercy. Here she provides a haven for children who have nowhere else to go. But, from personal experience, Mama Daphne knows that the pain of abuse is more than just skin deep. There are scars that a safe place to sleep and a hot meal won’t heal. She provides counselling to all the children in her care and ensures that they have all the necessities that they need to go to school. She also heads an outreach programme that attends to those in need.

IMPACT

CMA provided skills training to 85
Mama transferred skills to 536
Mama provides employment to 8

ACHIEVEMENTS

2008 – Won a vehicle courtesy of Eqstra Flexi Fleet

2013 – Clean Scene prize of R100 000 from Eqstra Flexi Fleet

2014 – Clover Mama Afrika Business Woman of the Year Award – winner

2014 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – winner

2015 – Clover Mama Afrika Business Woman of the Year Award – winner

               2015 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – third runner up

                2015 – Clover Mama Afrika – Cleanliness & Hygiene Award

                2015 – Clover Mama Afrika “My Pride & Joy” competition – runner up

2016 – Clover Mama Afrika Top Cleanliness & Hygiene Award – winner

2016 – Clover Mama Afrika Business Woman of the Year Award – winner

2017 – Won a cell phone courtesy of Siyabonga Africa

2018 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – 2nd runner up

PROJECTS

Cooking and Baking
Mobile hair salon
Sewing
Quilting

FACTS

Joined CMA: August 2008
Children in her care: 12
Elderly in her care: 0
Outreach: 200

Facts about Mama Daphne

Centre: House of Mercy & Daphne’s Bakery
Location: Roodewal, Western Cape

 

  • Nationality and Language:
Afrikaans
  • Date of Birth:
17 June 1974
  • Marital Status:
Married
  • Own Children:
3 children

“As a Clover Mama, you must

remain focussed and begin all self-help projects at a slow pace to ensure consistency and in time great success. Always be grateful for everything and everyone. Look at yourself and be the change you want to see in your community.”

2018-08-27T15:08:26+00:00