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Legae Lelebotse Lakgothatso ya Cancer

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Mothiba Grace Bapela began her working life at 14, leaving her home in Ga Mothapo, Limpopo, to find work in Johannesburg in the early 1980s. 

She worked as a domestic worker and nanny for thirty years, caring for families in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and the USA whilst being a mother and grandmother to her children. 

In the early 2000s, seeking escape from this kind of work and better financial conditions, she worked simultaneously as a part-time actor in the South African film and television industry. 

She has appeared on prominent local productions such as Muvhango, Rhythm City, 90 Plein Street, Sokhulu & Partners and The Coconuts, and in films such as Mrs Right Guy and the State of Violence. Mme Bapela has since returned to her home in Ga Mothapo, where she is building her community wellness programme and centre, Legae lelebotse la kgothatso ya Cancer.

During her own battle with cancer, Ms Bapela saw the need for better and more holistic support for those recovering from cancer in her home community. Legae Lelebotse thus connects health and wellness, agriculture, and arts and crafts in the greater mission to equip and empower rural communities.

Legae Lelebotse is based in Tjatjaneng, Ga Mothapo in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

Funds raised will go towards: Purchasing beds, air conditioning systems, paraplegic friendly fittings, tables, general furniture, kitchen appliances, administrative materials, office equipment, roof and wall paint, minibus to transport patients, art supplies, entertainment systems, computers, shelving, etc. 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legaelelebotsewellnesscentre/?_rdc=2&_rdr

Donations

  • Dec 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "who says u can’t zamanyana twice !" - Mpho

  • Dec 04, 2021 - USD $ 18.67
  • "Such a brilliant and important project, thank you ans much love." - Helen Iskander

  • Nov 29, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "OneLove" - Nkuli Mlangeni

  • Nov 29, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Extending love and comfort to all. " - Muthu

  • Nov 26, 2021 - USD $ 92.96
  • "So proud of you Gracie xxxx " - Lisa Fluxman

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "What a beautiful project, all round. Makes the heart warm. With all our love, Kyla, Luke and Zeke" - Kyla, Luke and Zeke

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "thank you for opening your story and your world to us, we have much to learn! " - Naadira

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "

    Keep on telling stories!

    " - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "thanks for this initiative" - Jo

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Kgomo go tsošwa ye e itsošang, no - Kgomo go tsošwa ye e tsošang tše dingwe! Tša eta ke tshadi pele di tshela maope!" - Homey Homie

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "

    they are afraid a woman can be this free. this soft. this strong. this colour. - Ijeoma Umebinyuo (phambili…! bisoux)

    " - Mpho Masango

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 350.00
  • "

    with love

    " - Zamo

  • Nov 02, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Congratulations. " - Wendy Vogel

  • Nov 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Love. love. love

    " - tracy september & UMLILO

  • Nov 01, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Another example how art can support social causes" - Jonas Radunz

  • Nov 01, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Being a cancer survivor gives one the appreciation of the difficult journey one has to endure. Best wishes." - Atholl Ryder

  • Oct 31, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "From one stranger to another. I am taking the time to listen to your story. Thank you for sharing." - anonymous

  • Oct 29, 2021 - USD $ 33.04
  • "Blessings on your work." - Dorothy Linthicum

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "All the best!" - Harold Epstein

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Don’t stop believing" - Thato Mabaso

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Well done! Can’t wait to see this " - Basil Appollis

  • Oct 29, 2021 - USD $ 6.61
  • "Wishing you well " - Sylvia Vollenhoven

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Can’t wait to see it" - Khunou Godisamang

  • Oct 29, 2021 - USD $ 26.44
  • "With our best wishes" - Steve Parrott

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Necessary, important and joyful. Thank you Lindiwe, thank you Grace. " - Cara

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Inspired to see this film now complete and travelling " - Rucera Seethal

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Onwards and Upwards" - smangele mathebula

  • Oct 28, 2021 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Can't wait to see" - Jappe

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Congrats!" - Mthabisi

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "OneLove" - Nkuli Mlangeni

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Congratulations!" - Palesa Shongwe

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    All the best. How else can I help?

    " - Sekele

  • Oct 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Liklle muva and boo" - Eva Kavuma and Suubi Matshikiza

  • Oct 27, 2021 - USD $ 53.90
  • "with very best wishes xx" - Flora Parrott

  • Oct 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Medu African Film Ensemble To Motherbox , Come In ... " - Mpumelelo

  • Oct 25, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "x" - Katy

  • Oct 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Rise x" - Meghan Judge

  • Oct 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "What a brilliant initiative! I am looking forward to learning more about Mam’ Grace’s story." - Nikki

  • Oct 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Wonderful project " - Lucy

  • Oct 22, 2021 - USD $ 34.18
  • "Love and respect!! " - studiostudio

  • Oct 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best in your journey Grace,proud of you." - Rheilani

  • Oct 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Drive, motivation and resourceful. " - Veronica

  • Oct 20, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "sterkte" - anonymous

  • Oct 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Yeah yeah yeah!!" - Arya

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for the work you are doing in your community. May your dreams for this project be realised." - Tumi Mashishi

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Extending love and comfort to all. " - Muthu

  • Oct 15, 2021 - USD $ 13.54
  • "Wow! What a wonderful project! X" - Anthea Moys

  • Oct 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Faya! " - Vishanthi Arumugam

  • Oct 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you to the many hands, an inspiring project" - Inspired

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Aluta!!!" - Zen Marie

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Cancer can be beaten." - Ngoanasegaila Segooa

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 15 838.83

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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Legae Lelebotse Lakgothatso ya Cancer

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Legae Lelebotse (‘Beautiful Home’) began as the vision of one woman, Mothiba Grace Bapela, who saw the need for better and more holistic support for those recovering from cancer in her home community Tjatjaneng, Ga Mothapo in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

A cancer survivor herself, Mme Bapela started Legae Lelebotse in 2018, with the few resources she had around her, drawing young volunteers toward her with her magnetic energy and her vision of a wellness centre for those in recovery. 

Seeing the value of the natural surroundings, the spacious atmosphere, and the fresh air of the countryside as a counterpoint to the city and hospital environments, Mme Bapela has also channelled forty years of care work - as well as her experiences in the local arts industry - into the building of Legae Lelebotse. 

Legae Lelebotse thus connects health and wellness, agriculture, and arts and crafts in the greater mission to equip and empower rural communities. 

A trustworthy grassroots organisation led by an intergenerational group of rural women, Legae Lelebotse, has grown from a beautiful dream into two large tracts of land allocated by the local chieftaincy to grow food. 

On one of those pieces of land, a modest building can be found, the beginnings of the centre itself, from where Mme Bapela organises the various activities that create awareness in the area.