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Urgent Covid-19 Relief for New Mothers

Urgent Covid-19 Relief for New Mothers

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The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have deeply affected many South Africans. In low-income communities on the Cape Flats, large numbers of people are now facing more severe hunger and other forms of vulnerability, as they struggle to take care of themselves and their newborn babies without sufficient support from their families and broader communities. 

We initiated this project due to the need, as illustrated by mothers that utilize services at Hanover Park Maternity Hospital, as well as the lack of availability and access of these products given the incremental rates of poverty and hunger. Hanover Park, like most areas in the Cape Flats lacks the availability of basic sanitation, employment and food products for all residents, never mind new mothers. We have spent a considerable amount of time in Hanover Park and were shocked when meeting mothers who visibly are not by the means to support themselves, take care of basic sanitation or provide for their young babies - by no fault of their own but because of the legacy of structural inequality and scarcity as a result of Apartheid and differential treatment. It appears that most women living in Hanover Park are completely dependent on the food kitchens run by various NGOs for their basic nutrition and various products for the babies, in an area with very scarce resources. The incremental impact that this may have on their children’s early development is dire.

We are requesting support for this initiative kickstarted by Liesl Hermanus, in direct collaboration with Nabeel Petersen, Co-director of The Pivot Collective, which will provide basic and immediate relief to these mothers in this difficult period. Pregnant women and new mothers are particularly vulnerable during this period and lack basic products for them and their children, such as clothing, food and basic sanitation products.

With your donations, we will support women who have recently given birth at birthing units on the Cape Flats including Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Delft and Vanguard.  Urgently needed items will be distributed to the women who need them.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to The Pivot Collective from where it will be managed.*

Donations

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 263.00
  • "May God reward you for your great work" - Nazlie

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praise be to God " - Avril Hermanus

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 263.00
  • "May God reward you for your great work" - Nazlie

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praise be to God " - Avril Hermanus

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for doing this!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2020 - USD $ 30.55
  • "Beautiful cause for beautiful people. " - Michelle

  • Jul 03, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Great cause.

    " - Natasha Johnson

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Continue your mission of compassion Liesl!" - Maggie

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Continue you mission of compassion Liesl!" - Maggie

  • Jun 30, 2020 - USD $ 1 916.85
  • "Bless you." - Gavin Fraser

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 263.00
  • "May God reward you for your great work" - Nazlie

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praise be to God " - Avril Hermanus

  • Jun 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Wonderful cause. Thank you for your hard work." - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 3 900.00
  • "Bless the hands involved " - Fatima

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "May God reward you for your great work" - Nazlie

  • Jun 19, 2020 - USD $ 57.45
  • "May God bless the works of your hands. " - Bronwyn

  • Jun 16, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Ty" - Tylanee

  • Jun 16, 2020 - USD $ 5.82
  • "Amazing work. " - Justin

  • Jun 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you so much for all your hard work. Keep it up!!! " - WD

  • Jun 16, 2020 - USD $ 29.12
  • "Beautiful project! " - Karine

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "elke bietjie help x" - Sandy Vermeulen

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "May you be blessed to bless." - NB

  • Jun 12, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Well done on your amazing work" - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 28.67
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Anonymous

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praise be to God " - Avril Hermanus

  • May 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the great work you’re doing Liesl!" - Maggie

  • May 24, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Help where you can :) " - Riyana Kherekar

  • May 21, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Love is everywhere, share it and spread it :) " - Gudgalriri__

  • May 19, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Send love to the new moms" - Kim

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.89
  • "Keep up the fantastic work!" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great work guys!!" - WA

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 107.57
  • "Best wishes" - Sally

  • May 11, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you for organizing." - Kalli

  • May 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Prov 31:31 Honor her for all her for all that her hands have done" - Lauren Joy Schilder

  • May 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck reaching your target" - Pascale

  • May 08, 2020 - USD $ 26.86
  • "Keep up the great work !" - Julia

  • May 08, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for the amazing work you do to support vulnerable pregnant women and new mothers. Xx" - Thandi

  • May 08, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Love the Lord, but love also your neighbour." - Veronica Peterson

  • May 07, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "It’s a precious time for a new mom and her baby in the first weeks after birth. This is a great initiative to make this time special." - Roxanne and Thomas

  • May 07, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "May God grant ease " - Fatima

  • May 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Love, always" - Nimalen

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 27.24
  • "Be blessed for the work you're doing" - Sadie

  • May 06, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Hope" - VW

  • May 06, 2020 - R 1 207.50
  • "So proud of the the work you do." - Maggie Cloete

  • May 06, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done, Liesl. God's richest blessings!" - John Josias

  • May 06, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praise be to God " - Avril Hermanus

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 6.23
  • "Brilliant work! " - Amy

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 16.34
  • "really brilliant well done x " - Fliss

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 12.45
  • "Great work x" - Leah

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Great work " - Tommy

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 12.53
  • "Hope this helps x" - Matty

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 12.45
  • "X" - Murray

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.90
  • "x" - Phil

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 6.23
  • "Donation " - Martha

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 108.97
  • "Thank you . Hoping this helps for a safer happier pregnancy and delivery " - Mary and Rob

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 27.24
  • "Thanks Liesl for everything you do x " - Rose

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 108.97
  • "Stay healthy" - Michael

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 107.31
  • "Stand together" - Daniel Son

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Donations to date

R 60 732.70

Fundraising target

R 80 000.00
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We initiated this project due to the need, as illustrated by mothers that utilize services at Hanover Park Maternity Hospital, as well as the lack of availability and access of these products given the incremental rates of poverty and hunger. Hanover Park, like most areas on the Cape Flats lacks the availability of basic sanitation, employment and food products for all residents, never mind new mothers.