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Urbanvest Foundation

The Pretoria-based place of safety, Peas in a Pod opened its door to young girls who have fallen victim to gender-based abuse under the auspices of Urbanvest Foundation in May 2010.

Urbanvest Foundation is a registered NPO and PBO. Initially, the activities of the Urbanvest Foundation covered food gardens, funding of studies, distribution of food parcels and counseling.

Dr. Annali Swanepoel, the CEO, realized the need for a therapeutic safe house as she counseled young victims of abuse across Pretoria and its surrounding townships. With the opening of Peas in a Pod in May 2010, Urbanvest Foundation decided to focus primarily on the needs of young victims of gender-based abuse.  The innovative program proved immensely successful in charting the way to recovery for the girls.

We work closely with the respective Social Workers and the South African Police Force. The removal of a child into safe care is prescribed by the Children's Act (CA) 2005 (Act 38 of 2005), which provides for a designated social worker or a police official to move a child to a place of safety. 

Since inception, over 60 girls have benefited from the place of safety and CYCC. The house is 87% black-based consisting of 15 girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years old and three housemothers. The girls attend mainstream and special needs schools.

Peas in a Pod is always in need of financial donations and other donations such as groceries and toiletries.

Please feel free to contact us for any further information.




Donations to date

R 2 112.23

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 500.00

Donor Messages

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Building the future of our nation.
What a beautiful cause! May you prosper in all your ventures with God by your side.

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May God receive all the glory.
Mila Hartig
Hoop die help en maak n verskil
“Be strong and courageous. For the Lord is with you wherever you go”!
Chene Heyns


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