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A Taste of Africa shares food, music, dance and art
Santa Fe, NM, April 25, 2011 – Soulful Presence of Santa Fe and HITIP of Cameroon are proud to announce the first annual “A Taste of Africa.” The fundraising event will be held on Friday, May 13 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe at the Railyard, 555 Camino de la Familia, from 5:30-9:30 pm.

Santa Fe nonprofit, Soulful Presence, delivers mobility and medical help to Cameroon
Santa Fe, NM, September 8, 2010 – Jenny Sanborn and Issa Nyaphaga have just returned from a six-week trip to Cameroon, where their Mobility Campaign delivered wheelchairs and medical help.

Farmington Police complete 'overdue' training
Elizabeth Piazza, The Daily Times; August 12, 2010

Farmington police to receive violence against individuals with disabilities awareness training
Santa Fe, NM, August 5, 2010 – All 130 Farmington police officers are scheduled to take part in training being provided by the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (NMCSAP) in collaboration with Soulful Presence August 10-11. More info»

'There are no limits' Nonprofit aims to empower those with disabilities to do what they want to do
Ana Maria Trujillo, The New Mexican; Saturday, June 12, 2010

Concert to fund medical care for African villagers
Ana Maria Trujillo, The New Mexican; Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Soulful Presence plans 2nd trip to Cameroon to bring wheelchairs and medical help
Santa Fe, NM, April 22, 2010 – Jenny Sanborn and Issa Nyaphaga are gearing up for their second joint trip to Cameroon to deliver wheelchairs, medical equipment and medical aid to improve life for Tikar and Pygmy people with disabilities. More info»

Marcie Davis recognized as Woman of Influence
Albuquerque, NM, February 9, 2010 – Marcie Davis was honored at yesterday’s 2010 Women of Influence Awards luncheon. The social entrepreneur was recognized for her work with Davis Innovations, Working Like Dogs, and Soulful Presence; as well as her longtime efforts to help other community organizations. More info»

Santa Fe nonprofit, Soulful Presence, delivers wheelchairs and medical equipment to Cameroon
Santa Fe, December 8, 2009 – Jenny Sanborn and Issa Nyaphaga have just returned from a month-long trip to Cameroon, where they were delivering wheelchairs and other medical equipment to improve life for Tikar and Pygmy people with disabilities. The donation of equipment was made possible in large part by support from the community of Santa Fe. More info»

Santa Fe Reporter Article – SFR Talk: From the Outside
By Charlotte Jusinski, January 6, 2010 – Artist Issa Nyaphaga is a native of Cameroon, a central African country where political leaders live in luxury while most of the population lives without electricity, sufficient food or health care and where preventable diseases, particularly polio, run rampant. More info»