WARMTH & SHELTER
Supporting the poor and vulnerable in South Africa
7.5 – 12.5 million people in South Africa live in informal settlements. These communities are extremely vulnerable to fire and flooding which have a devastating effect. Shack fires occur daily across the country, resulting in hundreds of lives being lost every year.
Millions of South African’s lives would be changed with a little help to improve their living conditions. Your donations will fund immediate emergency aid to people who have lost everything. Your donation, no matter the amount will make a difference.
Your donations will support the following vetted, impactful organisations:
Shelter for victims of disaster
iKhayalami have developed an affordable informal housing solution to upgrade informal settlements, one house at a time, or community-wide. The homes they build are safe and secure with the option for alternative energy sources, drainage, water and sanitation. A basis house can be built from as little as R18,500 or $1000. The quality and integrity of iKhayalami structures are a dramatic improvement over commonly self-built homes and are much stronger and less susceptible to fire, flooding, and break-ins.
The flexible design means that the homes can be easily and quickly constructed in a matter of days in response to disasters. Ikhayalami has a long track record working in the development sector, having made inroads on policy, upgrading numerous informal settlements, and building thousands of improved shelters.
Donate on this page to help victims of fire or flooding. Or read more here about Project Bayit interest-free loan to help you and your employee co-finance a new home. Learn more here.
PLEASE NOTE: We will add and
change beneficiaries over time.
To learn more about why we
have chosen to direct funds to
the organisations above click here.
SHELTER – SA DONORS
SHELTER – International Donors
The SA Jewish Response to Covid-19 & Beyond campaign is powered by Mensch in collaboration with the South African Jewish community.
Mensch is the fiscal partner and responsible for the financial oversight, governance and management of the campaign.
Mensch is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 171-784), Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930054343), with SARS Section 18A Status. All South African donations are tax deductible.”