Since 1995, KwaCare has been reaching out to impoverished and vulnerable people living in in KwaDabeka, a township community situated near Durban, KwaZulu Natal South Africa, in order to provide real and lasting change in their lives.

KwaCare is passionate and committed to being part of the solution against poverty and injustice in our communities.

KwaDabeka was developed in the 1960s as a temporary settlement for migrant labourers. Today, more than 100,000 people live here, with many of them living below the poverty line. Around 70% of people are unemployed and only a quarter finish high school. More than 1,000 households are child-headed and many families live in shacks and other makeshift homes with no running water or electricity. Here, unemployment, sickness, lack of service delivery and crime have made it difficult for people to break the cycle of poverty in their lives.

KwaCare's vision is simply to see our community transformed – where families no longer live in hopelessness and poverty, but are able to provide for themselves and look to the future with hope.

KwaCare's projects focus on addressing some of our community’s social problems, such as food deprivation, lack of access to education, lack of skills, unemployment and abuse. We work together with community members and local organisations to reach some of the poorest and most vulnerable people – orphans and vulnerable children, single parents, youth, widows and the elderly, people who are sick or disabled, and victims of rape and abuse.


Over the years, Sydney Life Church has supported the ministry of KwaCare in many ways:
    • Sending missionaries and missions to teams on the ground in KwaDabeka
    • Renovation of KwaRescue community counselling facilities
    • Providing finance for the training of KwaRescue community based counsellors
    • Fundraising for KwaRescue Comfort Bags; these bags are given to survivors of rape and abuse bringing comfort and dignity while they wait to receive medical assistance
    • Fundraising for the Panty Project – which supplies girls in primary and high school with reusable sanitary supplies


Here are a few ways that you can get involved to support the valuable work of KwaCare:
    1. Get connected – and be vocal. Connect with KwaCare on social media, stay up to date with the work they’re doing, and share the updates and report backs
    2. Donate and/or Fundraise for a project – KwaRescue, KwaEd & KwaEd Tertiary are just a few projects that are working hard to impact lives and break the cycle of poverty and abuse. 
    3. Volunteer your skills – go on a missions trip
    4. Pray – for the KwaCare team, and KwaCare’s beneficiaries.


To get more information, visit the KwaCare website.