Ubuntu Mundo currently operates in two communities in rural South Africa, both of which are located in the Mpumalanga Province, in the northeast part of the country.
- The majority of the population lives at or below the poverty line
- 30% of the population is HIV positive
- 55% of the population is unemployed
- 80% of the population is below 34 years old
- Many children are orphaned and are taken in by community members similarly stretched beyond their resources
- School children are given one government-provided meal per day. For many, this is their only meal of the day, and it is not available on weekends and holidays.
- Established in 2017
- On site garden and kitchen
- Serves 200 children, 5 times per week
- Has 7 staff members
- Solar power used to operate borehole
- Established in 2020
- On site kitchen
- Serves 150 children, 5 times per week
- Has 3 staff members
Throughout Africa there is a long history of beading, and in South Africa many styles of beading can be found from souvenir trinkets to elaborate ceremonial items.
Rebecca Chauke is the teacher of this after school class. She is a passionate local artist and has a very strong connection with beading. Her grandmother raised her and taught her the art of beading. And she is happy and proud to pass on this important tradition.
Expand in our current locations to
- Feed more children and add weekends
- Support pregnant women, newborns, and preschoolers
- Grow the afterschool program to year round
- Add additional staff to grow the social services offered
- Build capacity to support the community during times of unexpected crisis
Build new locations in Africa and the Americas.