WHAT started out as a business to supply quality, washable products to people suffering from incontinence, was extended by God to include a ministry that offers hope to people who have lost their dignity.
These are the words of Casper and Anne-Marie Nice, who started Dignity4You late last year when Anne-Marie’s mother, a Parkinson’s disease patient, developed an incontinence problem that robbed her of her dignity. Depression set in when the fear of embarrassment limited her socialisation with people.
It was at that low point that Casper and Anne-Marie were introduced to Di Hennings, who started Di’s Eco Dry’s ten years ago, manufacturing and supplying a range of washable incontinence wear.
Di’s health unfortunately deteriorated to such extent that she decided to sell her business.
“After a lot of time spent in prayer, God provided the opportunity for us to take over the business and become His hands and feet to serve people. We renamed the business to Dignity4You as a response to the change we observed in our own family,” Casper explains.
Dignity4You currently provides six high quality products, all made in South Africa. They sell two types of polyester waterproofs; a pull-on and press-stud type, as well as waterproof ladies’ incontinence panties and men’s incontinence briefs and adult nappies.
They also sell a waterproof polyester draw sheet that can be placed underneath bedridden patients. All washable panties, briefs and nappies are made from 100% cotton and are three to five times cheaper when compared to disposables on an annual cost basis.
To be more accessible to customers, a website www.dignity4you.com with information, sizing order, payment and delivery options at the click of a button was lauched.
Social media friendly customers can also connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/dignity 4you/
“The hope of a solution that can bring back lost dignity is a gift rarely found. We are privileged that God has given us the mandate to minister and provide hope to people through the business he has entrusted us with,” Casper says.
“We have embraced this mandate and declare Jeremiah 29:11 over all our customers: ‘For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord … plans not to harm you, but to give hope and a future.’ For only He can restore your total dignity.”