What does poverty look like?
- 130,000 people
- 80% unemployed
- 70% affected or infected by HIV / AIDS
- No running water
- 16 public taps (over 8000 people per tap)
- No electricity
- Bucket toilets in ramshackle outhouses
- Life is a constant battle against disease and hunger
What can you do to help Missionvale in the Nelson Mandela Metropole?
- Donate a small amount monthly eg $10, $15 or more (donations over $2 are tax deductible)
- Make a one off donation
- Atttend one of our Missionvale Australia fundraisers
What does the Care Centre do to help?
January 2012 - Missionvale Australia currently donates $3000 per month to help the Care Centre to provide the following services every year:
- 20 - 40 young women from the community are trained as caregivers
- 170 children attend school
- 570 families are provided with daily bread and soup powder
- 38,000 food relief parcels are provided to families
- 72,000 orphaned and vulnerable children attend after school programs
- 1500 government assistance applications made
- 4113 clothing parcels handed out to families
- 18 crafters make a sustainable living
- 35 gardeners attend to fruit and vegetable beds
- 720 people receive treatment from the eye clinic
- 8500 children attend a xmas party and receive a gift
Missionvale Care Centre has become a vital lifeline for these severly deprived people and is owned in trust on behalf of the people of Missionvale. It is entirely funded by donations with no government support, is non denominational, open to all and welcomes visitors and volunteers. The care centre was established in 1988 by Sister Ethel Normoyle, an Irish nun.
2008/9 Annual Report
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