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For many of the 11 500 residents of Mount Fletcher, life is a struggle. The area is rife with orphaned children, and most homes struggle to make ends meet.
Sisikilile Home Community Based Care is, at its core, an attempt to relieve Mount Fletcher’s burden of hardship by going door to door and seeing how they can help. Mostly, this takes the form of helping residents with applications for much-needed government grants.
Many of the poorest of the poor here have no idea how to begin applying for funding from the government, founder Nomathongo Dada says.
In addition to the gift of clear-headed advice, the Sisikilile Home Community Based Care team helps the homes they visit in a myriad of other practical ways. They clean, they bathe, they provide food and clothing.
They are, in a word, in the non-profit business of providing pure service.
Sisikilile Home Community Based Care also assists orphans living in eight different homes across Mount Fletcher with food parcels and school uniforms, acting as a light in the dark lives of children who no longer have the luxury of a nuclear family.
Sisikilile Home Community Based Care consists of a passionate team of 10, who rely on a quarterly municipal grant to do what they do. This grant falls short of enabling them to provide all the necessary aid that is asked of them, and they welcome additional help.
Nomathongo and the team hope to one day be able to finish the construction of the Sisikilile Home Community Centre, which stands incomplete in the face of financial difficulty.
Photographer: Werner Bentz from Werner Bentz Photography | Voice Artist: Manjomane Mhlongo | Writer: Ané Breytenbach
Type of Cause:Community, Counselling, Hunger Relief, Welfare