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.
To get more information, visit the KwaCare website.