Nyarlu Duwa (Woman House) in Meekatharra
Nyarlu Duwa or 'Woman House' is a refuge for women and children experiencing domestic violence in Meekatharra run by Mission Australia. In 2018, Sandfire was approached by the local Mission Australia team to contribute to the expansion of the refuge.
Sandfire donated funds for the purchase of a donga to be fitted out with additional beds and another bathroom. This contribution has increased the capacity of the refuge to 12 people. The donation also helped build a safe play area for the children.
The local Mission Australia team invited Sandfire to attend the grand opening of the refuge extension. This event was also attended by Mission Australia Board members and local stakeholders.
Mission Australia will continue to make improvements to Nyarlu Duwa to ensure the ongoing security and comfort of the women at the refuge and was very appreciative of Sandfire's contribution.