Empowering Residents at Langoni Old People's Home

by The African Impact Foundation Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Having completed the security wall, we are now busy with much needed renovations on the residents rooms. The living conditions have deteriorated greatly over the years, as as a result many of the doors and windows don't function and the residents are bothered by rodents, pests and the cold. We are planning on replacing windows fitted with mosquito gauze, replacing doors, adding new ceiling boards. The final phase will be making structural repairs to the walls and painting.

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Located in a poverty-stricken area and without relatives to look after them the elderly are placed into an underfunded and under-resourced government home. Without much physical or mental stimulation the elderly become weaker and live out their days isolated, house bound, and without dignity. They have limited access to vital medical care and nobody to pay for their funeral. The rooms they live in are greatly deteriorated and this leaves the residents subject to rodents, pests and the cold.


Providing opportunities for activities and social interaction will stimulate the residents and empower them to engage in enriching life choices. An increased sense of comradery, nutritious fresh food, improved access to medical care, and a sense of value and belonging will all combine to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all the residents. The renovations of the rooms will greatly improve the residents standard of living with new windows, doors, insulation and paint.

Long-Term Impact

Once the rooms are renovated this will increase the standard of living for the residents, and decrease their vulnerability to the cold and malaria. When residents thrive they become empowered to have control over their lives and the quality of their care. Increased health will reduce medical costs so more can be spent on necessities like staff.


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Organization Information

The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.africanimpactfoundation.org
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Project Leader:
Sarah Meath
Noordhoek, Western Cape South Africa

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