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Lena Wikner

African Shade

Lena Wikner founded African Shade with Kathleen Pruitt over 10 years when they were working together in recovery ministry in Santa Cruz, CA.  They realized they both had a desire to bring the same recovery and healing ministry to Zambia, Africa. The mission of African Shade is to provide community services supporting men, women, children and families affected by substance abuse and domestic violence, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse. Over time the ministry has grown to provide community services, educational support, and small business creation, all in the name of Jesus!

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