Soul of Africa

by Soul of Africa
Jun 1, 2009

Thank you to all our supporters!

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Soul of Africa Logo

Thank you to all our supporters and to everybody who has so willingly contributed toward the Soul Of Africa Project…

Since Jan ’09 to May ’09 12,066 pairs of Soul Of Africa Shoes have been hand-stitched and sold in South Africa, UK and USA. The amount of R392,989 ($49,546; £30,366) has been donated back to the Soul Of Africa Trust for donations to various projects.

A total of 7,794 ladies T-shirts have been sewn in South Africa for NEXT Clothing. 27,945 Baby T-shirts have been sewn in India (third world country) for NEXT Clothing. The total of R279,391 ($34,732; £21,766) has been donated by Next back to the Soul Of Africa Trust for donations to various projects. In total R672,380 ($84,948; £51,830) has been donated back to The Soul Of Africa Trust from Jan ’09 – May ’09. Soul Of Africa has donated money (with funds raised in previous months in the period Jan ’09 – May ’09) to various projects totaling R1,138,229 ($144,118; £88,100), including:

Soul Of Africa Trust Donations – Jan ’09 – May ’09:

Children and Baby Homes: R326,097 ($40,618; £25,430)

Child Development Care Centres: R279,385 ($34,770; £21,757)

Building of Homes for Child Headed Households: R55,000 ($6,839; £4,283)

Feedback Vehicle (delivery of food to various projects): R60,000 ($7,469; £4,681)

Vincent St Paul (Unit for rape victims): R15,000 ($1,867; £1,169)

NOAH (Funding of a bereavement councillor): R125,000 ($15,530; £9,737)

Sports for Self Esteem and Wellbeing Projects: R15,000 ($1,867; £1,169)

School Fee Project- 144 Children received school fees, Stationary, uniforms and transport monies): R262,747 ($32,640; £20,463)

TOTAL: R1,138,229 ($144,118; £88,100

Thanks to your help the Soul Of Africa stitchers are earning double the average urban monthly income in South Africa of R1,340 ($157.13; £103.20) per month, earned by domestic workers, and are able to support and provide for their families, earning R2,604.00 ($304.98; £200.53) per month by hand stitching Soul Of Africa shoes, clothing and footballs. Soul Of Africa would like to thank you all for your generosity in making this project a success.

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Soul of Africa

Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Soul of Africa
Project Leader:
Stephanie Keast
London, United Kingdom

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