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Happy Home for the kids of Refilwe Legae

Happy Home for the kids of Refilwe Legae

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'The heart of a home is a mom' and Mamma Tshidi opened her heart to the children of Alex and surrounding area's a few years ago.  She now needs your help to offer the best possible home for the 20 young children she looks after. She has raised close to R700 000 to purchase a home in East Bank, Alexandra and your donation can make purchasing a home a reality.

See those happy faces and smiles? It wasn't always like that. The children of Refilwe Legae have been through abandonment, the death of parents, sexual and physical abuse. But they all found a home with Mamma Tshidi.  

Seven of the children attend special schools and the oldest child is currently in university, scoring an average of 96% in her last exams. They are loved, fed and offered the best possible care given the circumstances.

A dream come true
Mamma Tshidi currently houses the children in a small home, with all of the kids and Mamma Tshidi sleeping in one room, attached to the house. There is one bathroom and the kids are in desperate need for more space.

Her dream is to purchase a three bedroom house is East Bank Alex, with separate rooms for boys and girls and a garden for the children to play in. The house costs R870 000 and every cent donated will go towards purchasing the home.


  • Feb 17, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Sorry it’s late but knowing you I know it’s gonna help somebody.." - Bindesh

  • Dec 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hope you get the house soon . God bless you" - Sam

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck to an angel on earth " - Chrissi

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 15 575.37
  • "I've done a bike ride and got many donations from my friends and family. Thanks you so so much everyone who supported this good cause!! It was an unforgettable experience. " - Joep de Haas

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck with your new home." - Roos en Rolf

  • Oct 09, 2018 - USD $ 70.75
  • "I wish you all the best!" - Niko

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 771.15
  • "All the best!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Anonymous1" - Anonymous1

  • Oct 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Tshidi and the kids opened my eyes as they showed me real love for another, positivity and appreciation for things i took for granted.. Thanks, i hope you can move real soon all together!" - Joep de Haas

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Donations to date

R 22 361.84

Fundraising target

R 170 000.00

Refilwe Legae Home

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The heart of a home is a mom.' Mamma Tshidi has opened her heart and is the matriarch of the Refilwe Legae Home (NPO 090-820) in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

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