The plight of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in remote villages, throughout South Africa, and particularly in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), is appalling.  “Child headed” households are surviving without adequate shelter and without adequate food.  At Ndumo Village, in far Northern KZN, the community’s volunteer committee, made up and led by local school teachers and retired Principals, is struggling to support around one thousand three hundred children with very limited resources, each month.


Thanks to the sterling fundraising efforts of Basil Kransdorf, the MD of ePap, funds are raised, for the distribution of ePap to orphans, particularly during long school holidays when the older children are not attending school and don’t have access to at least one meal a day.  This initiative is managed by the Ndumo Orphans committee and Cheryl Ogilvie from Tshwane University, with her team of student assistants who not only assist in the distribution, but also monitor the impact on the recipients. (see Tshwane University report)


How you can make a difference!

When thinking of how you can make life better for these children it is worthwhile to consider that the cost of providing an orphan or vulnerable child with a monthly supply of ePap  costs approximately R50.00 – the approximate price of a muffin and a cup of coffee in an average restaurant – “food for thought”!!!

All donations go directly for the purchase of ePap and the transportation is organised  by Basil, Cheryl, and their teams.

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