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This week we bring you Impilo Foster Homes. Impilo means ‘life’ in Zulu and the goal of Impilo Foster Homes is to give orphans a new life and a hopeful future.

It is estimated that there are more than 2 million AIDS orphans in South Africa that live in unstable, unsafe conditions and are often left to fend for themselves.

Daily, innocent children’s basic human’s rights are being curtailed and many are victims of hunger, violence and neglect.

“With limited education and skills training we are in need of a solution that can combat the many hardships that these children are faced with. It is all about providing these children with essential care and protection.”

There is a mandate in place to establish community-based foster homes rather than orphanages, so that vulnerable children are brought-up in a family environment.

Impilo Foster Homes for AIDS Orphans NPC, a Non-Profit Company, has been established with a vision to build 20 low maintenance and energy-efficient foster homes a year for AIDS orphans, as well as ancillary buildings (school, clinic, community centre, occupational training centre etc.) to contribute to the needs of the many AIDS orphans in South Africa.

This will help change the lives and futures of 160 AIDS orphans per year by placing each child in a foster home. Even more so, we will be investing in 160 little humans to go out with self-confidence and become whatever they set their mind to.

Not only are the children cared for, but Impilo Foster homes will provide employment and housing for 40 foster parents as well as jobs for builders and contractors in the various communities.

Two foster homes have already been built at Cosmo City, and the preliminary designs for a third foster home to be built in Diepsloot has been completed.

The project in Timsrand is going to cost a total of R 70 million in completing a multi purpose facility including; a primary school, crèche, special needs school, primary health care centre, staff homes, support facilities, skills development centre and a village sports centre,

Operational support is always welcome to assist with the following;

  • Transport, food, clothing, electricity, water, medical, and schooling
  • The building contributions include
  • Material, furnishings, electrical fittings, gas appliances, roofing and cement.

For more information please contact The huddleUP Team

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About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.


  1. Hi I want to do some charity work for Mandela day and my company is giving away some cash for selected charities.how can I get hold of u and where are you based?

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