Be The Change - feed 50,000 impoverished monthly

by Love Story Foundation
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Summary

In South Africa, it is not uncommon to met beggars at nearly every traffic light, asking for money to support them and their families. Upon this encounter, local motorist give an average of R10 ($1) per day. However many choose not to give because they're unsure of where their money will go. Love Story has created an opportunity for people near and far to give to the less fortunate with a guarantee that their donations are doing toward food and much needed items.
$1,477.36
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

The Eastern Cape is the poorest province in the country - 30% unemployment. Approximately 420,000 people in Port Elizabeth are infected with HIV - that's 35% of the population, leading to the highest number of children orphaned by AIDS - more than 171,000. These circumstances leave children to fend for themselves. There are close to 80,000 child-headed households in the Eastern Cape. All of these heartbreaking statics lead to men, women and children begging for money at traffic lights every day.

Solution

The BE THE CHANGE campaign will put your monthly R100 ($10) donation towards all of Love Story's feeding schemes. This includes feeding 150-300 homeless men, women and children five nights a week; supplying ingredients to 15 soup clubs; giving over 230 grocery parcels weekly to families in utter poverty; and making 800 sandwiches weekly for school children who go to school without a lunch. All together, Love Story serves close to 50,000 meals per month.

Long-Term Impact

To break the cycle of poverty, Love Story knows they must do more than feeding schemes. Education and upliftment will be what bring the disadvantaged out of poverty. However, feeding schemes are an absolute necessity - a first step. Love story dives deeper into the relationships of the community through their Early Childhood Development program and Community Upliftment projects while giving skill training to the disadvantaged.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.lovestory.org.za
Official Website
Official Facebook Page

Organization Information

Love Story Foundation

Location: Port Elizabeth - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.lovestory.org.za
Project Leader:
Elaine Watson
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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