A new health point in Xhora Mouth

In April last year we started an HIV awareness and voluntary testing programme (see previous Health blogs). The programme was run monthly, throughout the year, in each of the 4 villages of the Xhora Mouth Area, in which the BI operates, namely: Nqileni, Mgojweni, Tshezi and Folokwe. The events became very popular and over 600 … READ MORE

Community Profiling

The BI is pleased to report that we’ve made big strides on the community profiling ¬†project. Since July 2011 Nomsingisi Hopisi, our Community-Based Care Worker, and Kate Rice, a long-term volunteer, have been going house-to-house in Nqileni collecting both qualitative and quantitative data on the families in our community. The objective of this data collection … READ MORE

No ordinary kitchen!

Most of the children attending Jujurha Preschool come from impoverished homes where a balanced diet is a rare luxury. Thanks to funders such as Breadline Africa, we are able to offer ¬†healthy meals on every school day. In lieu of school fees, all parents undertake to spend one morning a month preparing meals on our … READ MORE

Getting Mobile

Nomzingisi and her dedicated team of Community Care Workers have made another small intervention with a big impact. Nomzingisi helps scores of community members every day to access social grants, pension fund payments and report relevant cases to social workers along with providing support in solving a range of other household difficulties. While this work … READ MORE