- By: NOMVUYO MUNYU
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/covid-19-relief
My name is Phumla Sithole, 46 from Katlehong. I am one of Siyakholwa Support Care Centre beneficiaries.
We’re living through a particularly trying time in our country’s history - and yet also a time where we are likely to see the best of humanity. This is an opportunity to be safe - but also to do what we can to help.
NPOs and their beneficiaries need your assistance now more than ever! Many of their revenue streams have dried up entirely. Big donors tend to be nervous during times of turmoil. And they're struggling with even more fundamental challenges - what do you do when your youth group or school programme can no longer gather?
We'd like to call on the good community to TAKE ACTION. You can still create social impact while remaining safe, without leaving your home.
HELP CAN'T WAIT
Gig and low-earning contract workers are seeing their livelihoods destroyed as the COVID-19 virus rapidly shuts down our economy. Workers without access to employer-based benefits are especially vulnerable. They’re in dire need of immediate cash for basic necessities; shelter, food, medicine, transportation, etc.
The Workers Relief Fund is ready to accept donations and distribute aid immediately.
• 100% of your donation will go to workers who have lost their income because they don't qualify for employer-based benefits.
• Speed is of the essence. We are set up to distribute funds rapidly upon receiving a qualified application.
• This crisis is far from over. We are mobilizing to provide ongoing support.
What you do now makes a difference. Every rand makes a difference. Sharing information makes a difference. Please donate and share today. Every donation is tax deductible.
The Workers Relief Fund is a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic from The Workers Lab. Our previous and ongoing innovation to support gig and low-earning contract workers puts us in a unique position to help. We can get cash to people whose livelihoods have been stripped away by COVID-19, a project incubated by The Workers Lab that provides a vehicle for getting cash to verified applicants quickly. We will work initially through an established partnership with Our stakeholders to identify recipients. We will finalize additional partners to expand our universe of recipients in the weeks ahead.
We all want to help.
The Workers Relief Fund is accepting donations--big and small. Your donations will provide emergency funds for some of the most vulnerable workers. And it will happen quickly. A generous seed donor has covered our overhead, so every amount you contribute will go directly to a worker in need. Now it's time to fill the pot.
We’re all in this together, and we'll get through it together.
If you have any questions about the funds, send an email to [email protected]
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are best positioned to lead long-term plans to stop COVID-19. Your donation to this fund will help build stronger response capacities in communities around the world so that we are all better equipped to face future outbreaks SIYAKHOLWA SUPPORT CARE CENTRE will send you regular email updates about how your donation has been put to use.
Funds raised will be used to cover:
R60 000 To buy walking sticks, hospital costs, check ups and medication costs.
R15 000 six month food hampers
R25 000 Domestic worker care services for 1 year salary
SIYAKHOLWA SUPPORT CARE CENTRE
Siyakholwa support care centre was established 2010, bylaws and government obligation registered with DSD and SARS for public benefit organisation under sectiona18.
Direct focus areas OVC and their primary caregivers (youth, women, people with disabilities) in disadvantaged communities .providing services in our centre and mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of affected disadvantaged communities to address the needs and challenges facing orphans and vulnerable due HIV/AIDS. We provide education, capacity building, feeding scheme, clothing, food security
People with disabilities learner ships referral, primary health care services, the majority of children in disadvantaged communities and their primary caregivers live precariously as a result of many issues ,high levels of poverty, unemployment, HIV/AIDS which have been exacerbated by the global economy and financial crisis, little industrial growth, high incidence of disease.90% of children living in these communities are orphans and vulnerable and where not attending any childhood development programmes, poor nutrition.
Estimated 1.7million people in disadvantaged communities living with HIV/AIDS epidemic is creating a large number of children growing up without adult protection or financial support of 1million are children nearly 92% have lost one or both parents. More than 4480 children have lost both parents, while 1220 live in the child-headed household. Whereas most OVC lives with and cared for by grandparent or great-grandparent, others are forced to assume caregiver and provider roles without adequate protection and care.
these OVC are more susceptible to child labour and to sexual and other forms of exploitation increasing their risk of acquiring HIV infection.99% of our beneficiaries are HIV/AIDS positive.
Siyakholwa supports care centre interfaces between HIV/AIDS beneficiaries and infection diseases. supporters and addressing their needs the most effective responses to the HIV epidemic in disadvantaged communities.
The organisation purpose is to directly address the HIV/AIDS epidemic by providing access to education, debate, information, treatment referral. nutrition, food security, job creation programmes and families on-going support. all our mobile programmes are in disadvantaged communities where HIV/AIDS, poverty is at a high level and the death rate is high due to lack of knowledge. We have played a central role in mobilising and effective multi-sectoral response to poverty.
We do not get any support and funding from government., we also have infrastructure deficiencies and this impacts the ability to access support and funding from government