Poverty in South Africa has gone from bad to worse in the last couple of years. Due to Economical circumstances, Pressure in the Mining Sector and severe drought the normal living expenses increased tremendously and thousands of Workers got retrenched and Work Contracts ended.
People had to sell their furniture to buy food. Cars were repossessed and Families got evicted from their houses. More and more people moved in with family or friends in one house, which again put more financial strain on that household to care and provide for the extra residents. Some of the Families ended up in Wendy houses in Squatter Camps, and some others even in someones garage or a tent in the back yard. We are also involved with families who are living in animal Stables and even old buildings without roofs or windows. No electricity. No sanitation. No running water.
Children get teased at school because of their circumstances and a lot of them just refuse to go back to school, resulting into Children not being educated properly and choosing a life of crime. Where possible we try to assist these children by giving them toiletries, clothes and some school items.
We are a registered Non-Profit Organization that helps in and around our Community. We are based in Rustenburg, North West Province in South Africa. We also reach out to a few white Squatter camps in the Gauteng area.
We help with living essentials like food, baby nappies, formula milk, toiletries, medical expenses, school stationary etc. We do not get any funding from the government and are solely dependent on individuals, family & friends.
Our Organization has grown tremendously over the past two years, and we now feed about 800 mouths a month. We are also supporting about 52 (fifty two) babies per month with milk, nappies, clothing, toiletries etc.
We are trying to do small fundraisers every now and then, but it seems like the whole of South Africa is struggling to make ends meet, and cant help us to feed the hungry. We use approximately R 60,000.00 (sixty thousand rand) every month to buy food, nappies, toiletries etc. We also assist with medical expenses where we can.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. Thank you and God Bless.