Mseleni, Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
A relief fund is in place to provide basic foodstuffs for those who are in most desperate need. Food parcels are distributed to about 80 orphan families each month, when funding allows.
Each food parcel contains: 12,5kg mealie meal 10kg samp 5kg beans 5kg peanuts 2,5kg sugar 500ml cooking oil 1kg soap
Each food parcel contains:
12,5kg mealie meal
500ml cooking oil
The Family Support Teams help in identifying which families are in need of relief.
A food parcel in a kitchen belonging to an orphan family.
Some orphan families receiving food parcels:
This family of four orphans live by themselves
Some orphans are too old to be eligible for the foster child grant
Food parcels & help with uniform are very important so that they
are able to complete their education
Lulisandla Kumntwana buys seeds & gardening tools, & then the Family Support Team members assist the orphan families to plant food gardens in their own homes both as a source of food and of income if they do well.
Several of the teams have established community gardens so that they can raise funds to offer extra assistance. They get the children helping in these gardens so that they develop skills. Two of these gardens have been expanded these into hydroponics projects which they are running together with some of the older orphans. These projects are providing the children with vegetables & also being sold to provide funds help children with school expenses.
Majola Hydroponics project