A cold wash isn't always welcome - and getting children to wash can sometimes be a challenge! But of course, learning good hygiene is important, especially as many of our children have communicable diseases.
We need to get new geysers (boilers) to provide hot water in our children's home and foster care cottage, so the children and mamas have hot water. At the same time, we need to think about the environment and our wallets!
So, we would like to install solar panels and geysers.
The community of Khayelitsha faces numerous challenges - one of the highest rates of HIV and TB infection in the country, shack housing, and high levels of unemployment and crime.
Families struggle to raise their children, especially if parent or child is ill. Grandparents are overwhelmed by the number of their children and grandchildren needing care.
Many children are orphaned or abandoned - and these children are nursed back to health at Fikelela before being found 'forever family'.
The project - installing solar powered hot water - will help the cottage mamas to keep the children clean and healthy.
The potential long term impact of cared for and healthy children are physically and emotionally healthy adults who are able to contribute to their community.
It will also make our work more sustainable, both environmentally and financially.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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