Here you will also find, what locals like to call "The Lady of the Klein Karoo" Ladismith which is situated in the Klein Karoo and lies along Route 62 at the foot of the Klein Swartberg mountain range and is famous for its fruit, cheeses and wines.
If you look a little deeper past the stillness of the Karoo and its majestic mountains and wealth of indigenous plant life, you will find a group of farms, one of which is known as Voorbat. Voorbat farm and others like it is home to the "farm workers" working behind the scenes of this beautiful Town.
Anastasia is an eleven year old girl born to "farm workers" here at Voorbat who dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. Anastasia was born with a disease known as Lymphedema which is a condition of localized fluid retention and
tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system, which normally
returns interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct, then the bloodstream. The condition has affected her right leg and foot and putting it mildly; is affecting her ability to walk the 12km route to and from school. Anastasia is unable to wear shoes due to the swelling of her leg and foot which is immensely aggravated by the intense summer heat and the swelling not being sufficiently treated.
Our aim is to raise R7500.00 that will buy a specialized bicycle for Anastasia and will enable us to design and create a specialized shoe that she can wear on her new bicycle.
Please help us to help Anastasia!