Farewell, Karen

We bade a sad farewell to our American volunteer, Karen Kievit, recently. She left her home and family in Olympia, Washington State, in September 2009 and has spent the last 9 months living in the heart of Nqileni village, immersing herself in the customs and activities of this Xhosa community. Karen is an expert in … READ MORE

Moving heaven and earth for water

In Nqileni village, there is no piped water for a 40km radius. As a result, the community relies on collecting drinking water in buckets from open springs in the ground. Due to the absence of toilets and any sanitation system in the village, all of these springs are contaminated. Over the last couple of years … READ MORE

Polio and Vitamin A drops for Jujurha kids

We were delighted recently to receive a visit from the mobile immunisation clinic. We had requested their services several times, but previous scheduled visits to the preschool had been cancelled either due to bad weather / roads or because the clinic had run out of stock of vaccines. The arrival of the long-awaited clinic service … READ MORE