Since February 2016 I have had the privilege of working with Foster Mums in and around my local community. However, here in South Africa society is still very much divided along racial lines. The African mothers I work with are well funded and their homes are, for the most part, newly built and of a high quality. In contrast, the Coloured foster mothers care for their foster children in homes that have seen better days. Charities and church groups do not seem to provide them with the same kind of financial support and their homes are in desperate need of attention.
These children live in dangerous communities and when they come home from school, they do not have the luxury of playing in the street. Having somewhere safe to play at home is crucial. I would like to raise funds so that I can hire local tradesman to fix up their houses and provide these kids with a little bit more than they have right now.
Please consider donating whatever you can afford.
Thanks so much.
Giving Families HopeMy aim is to give financial assistance to families in need. Whether it be covering school fees, rent, transport, school uniform, replacing household basics like cutlery and crockery after a fire or clothes after being robbed of everything they own... and much more.
Shadreck is a Zimbabwean father of two who came to South Africa looking to create a better future for his family. He has worked hard to put himself through University, studying through correspondence to become a teacher. All this, while still working full time as a gardener for various local families. Nearing the end of his studies he was required to put his paid work aside and complete his practical teaching module at the local high school. From ongoing funding provided by our supporters, we were able to provide Shadreck with the funds he needed to ensure his family could survive while he completed his practical work.
This is Trishy, she lives in my local township with her two young daughters. Sadly Trishy's house was caught in a fire recently. She lost most of her shack, including her children's' room and all of her kitchen. The local municipality has provided her with four pieces of sheeting (the walls) and some corrugated roofing, but beyond that she has to rebuild her home herself. People in this township deal with the devastation that fire brings far too often. And the people in the local community are always very generous, helping to replace things that have been lst. I would like to raise funds to help put windows into Trishy's rebuilt home, and potentially replace her daughter's mattresses. Thanks for your help x
P.S. The video link shows the devastation from a fire at the end of last year in the same township. The one that destroyed Trishy's home was luckily smaller and less homes were affected. But for her, the impact is the same.
I met this family yesterday by chance. Mum Natasha is caring for her two children, 14 and 6 alone. Yesterday she faced eviction from her room (yes room, not home) as she was three months behind in her rent. Rent that is approximately £16 a month (R370). Having created a stay of execution by providing one months rent myself, I would like to help ensure she does not have to fear eviction again in the near future.
Thanks to the generosity of friends who have already contributed, Natasha's debt to her landlord has been paid off. She is very grateful to everyone.
I have decided to create this funding project as ongoing and will add details of other people in need (of which I am sure there are many) as and when I come across them.
Thank you for helping. Love to you all xxxx