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DEEDS is a ministry/business venture that reaches out to young, disadvantaged African women to train them in sewing, basic business skills and biblical studies as well as to provide counselling so that they can provide for their families, be well-balanced women/ wives/ mothers and make a difference in their community.

By selling scatter cushions, dog beds, tote bags and other interior decoration items at the local country market DEEDS seeks to buy

sewing machines, overlockers, fabric etc, pay the rent for the classroom and the young women who will have an opportunity to practice their skills on the DEEDS production.


Through the whole project as well as high work ethics and product quality we also aim to shine for Christ Who gave His life for us to reconcile us to God. Out of gratitude to Him this project was born. Therefore, our motto and idea behind DEEDS is derived from the Bible passage in James 2:26:


‘As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without DEEDS is dead.’


DEEDS depends on your prayers and kind donation. Please feel free to contact us for more information.


With love, gratitude and blessings from South Africa

Christina Retief on behalf of DEEDS

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.


You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.


There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.


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