Bring healthcare to children in rural South Africa

A microproject by Starfish Greathearts Foundation Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Starfish's Wellness Program provides orphaned and vulnerable children with access to basic health care, including medical screenings and immunizations, education and counselling on HIV/AIDs prevention - a critical need. Our Wellness Wagon is a bright orange mobile clinic that delivers healthcare to thousands of impoverished children in rural areas throughout South Africa, ensuring their physical, mental and social health.

$3,200
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

More than half of South Africa's children live below the global poverty line, and are dying from easily preventable causes like diarrhea, malnourishment and TB. Starfish wants to change this, and with your help we can. By giving to our Wellness Program you are bringing desperately needed basic health care to children without access to clinics or doctors, and ensuring they grow up healthy.

Solution

Starfish's mission is to invest in the future of vulnerable children. Millions of South Africans die from preventable illnesses, and Starfish believes a community can only be as strong as its healthiest child. Our Wellness Program provides access to healthcare and nutrition by visiting rural communities regularly to provide children in impoverished areas with access healthcare; antiretroviral medication and HIV education, immunizations, TB and HIV testing, and first aid.

Long-Term Impact

Starfish is making a significant impact by partnering with 33 community-based organizations across the country, reaching 11,000 children. For over 10 years Starfish has been working with local community organizations to change these children's lives. We provide funding, skills development and training to our local partners to ensure that they have the capacity to deliver quality holistic care, meaning more children receive immediate care and have more sustainable ongoing support.

Resources

http:/​/​www.starfishcharity.org
Starfish Greathearts Foundation website
Instagram
Facebook

Organization Information

Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Location: Sandton, Johannesburg - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.starfishcharity.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Starfish Charity
Project Leader:
Nicola Atherstone
Bryanston, Johannesburg South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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