Helps poor communities to work their way out of poverty and supports self-help groups (SHG) to establish income-generating activities. It has already reached 3 346 families, and through the efforts of SHG achieved cumulative savings of over R5.1 million. A ripple effect of this achievement is that families who participated in the programme were able to support over 50 young people to attain a tertiary education and graduate in areas of education, social work, engineering, and nursing.
Widespread poverty, inequality, unemployment, inadequate housing etc. all contribute to the social factors that fuel violence. A key theme surfacing includes that of the restoration of the family unit and moral sets. Provides economic strengthening in community and schools for income generating activities for women and girls such as vegetable gardens, baking, sewing, beading and other small businesses.
- Engaged in a savings mobilisation programme. -Members utilize savings to purchase groceries, household assets, clothes for children and all the necessities that are required to create a healthy environment for children to live in. - Members utilize savings for building, renovating and extending their houses to create better living conditions. - Members utilize savings as a capital to build creches/day care centres for their child
Strengthen families economically to bring stability in their households and help them to unlock their potential in dealing with issues of poverty. Strengthening families to build their own financial reserves out of the little monies they have and accumulate assets in their households. Building a good socio-economic environment whereby children will live in good health, security and comfort. To restore the dignity of the poor in the interest of the children's wellbeing and do away with dependency
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Nelson Mandela telling why he founded NMCF
Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital -NMCF's project
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund website
Children celebrating Mandela's centenary