€ 34.000 up to and including 2022
South Africa, Kwazulu Natal
In South Africa grandmothers take care of their grandchildren who have become orphans. Our partner Hillcrest AIDS Centre in Kwazulu Natal supports these grandmothers. Therefore, 3,200 vulnerable children are able to remain living with their family and it is prevented that they end up on the street or in residential care centres.
Our partner offers support, care and information to people and families who are faced with HIV/AIDS.
Grandmothers and grandfathers are supported so they can carry on the nurturing of their grandchildren (who have become orphans). This support matches the needs of the particular family: there is guidance regarding the upbringing of the children, or support for increasing their income, and programs for the caretakers to stay healthy and in a good condition themselves. Lastly, the families are encouraged to support each other.
Wereldkinderen previously worked together with Hillcrest Aids Centre. The mission of this program - keep families together - matches with the vision of Wereldkinderen. Professionalism and good references have led to a cooperation for two years for now.
“We have established a grandmother’s support group and this group currently has eighteen members. We manage a bakery and a pizza place. We keep chickens for the eggs, we sow and we have a garden for fresh vegetables. We play sports to stay healthy. We are grandmothers, but age does not matter. We gain strength from working together!”