Love to Give NEWSLETTER | November 2022

Building resilience through partnerships

Since our inception in 2005, Love to Give has been lucky enough to be chosen to be the Implementing Partner for some truly outstanding organizations and programmes.

Tiger Brands has partnered with us since we started and their continued support has been key to achieving food security for our beneficiaries – their monthly food parcels are supplemented with vegetables from our vegetable gardens. Their support and the food for the After-school programme from SOS Kayamandi, the Lunchbox Fund and Timberlea has a direct impact on the success of all our programmes.

The following programmes have been added in recent years. Facilitators and mentors have been trained, and they are being successfully rolled out at the centre with our beneficiaries:

  • The Kavod Trust and the Mikhulu Trust Dialogic-Booksharing Programme
  • The @Home Learning After-school Support Programme
  • The Year Beyond Internship Programme
  • The Greenlight Poverty Assessment Survey and Goal Setting Plan

Thanks to our partners and our many generous donors, we are able to offer a wide range of individually-tailored interventions as well as group workshops to assist people who find themselves trapped, disempowered and frustrated by poverty to a better quality of life.

Watch the Video

Video filmed and edited by Michael Middleton

Hunger and malnutrition amongst
children and adults in Kayamandi

Here are some results from our recent surveys.

1. After-school Feeding Programme: CHILDREN

In September, our interns completed 329 survey forms with children between Grade R – Grade 7 from Ikaya Primary and Kayamandi Primary Schools. This represented a sample of the children who come to our centre in the afternoons for a meal and to attend the After-school @HomeLearning Programme.

The most startling result is that 57% of the children don’t get supper or breakfast at home at all. For those who do get supper, it may be rice and tea, or rice and potato. Most of these children’s parents are unemployed. The children say that they eat the food at our centre because they are hungry.

2. Food Parcel Programme: ADULTS

We conducted 100 Greenlight Poverty Assessments with the unemployed beneficiaries of our Food Parcel programme. The data showed that this community is showing all the signs of severe poverty. People are very stuck and don’t know how to help themselves.

77% struggle to find enough nutritional food to eat on a daily basis.

Only 7% of people have a stable source of income and employment. 64% are unemployed and don’t foresee the possibility of getting employment so have given up trying, and 29% are struggling to find work.


We need to continue to provide a daily meal for our Interns and the 1500 children in our After School Programme from 18th January 2023 as our current funding for daily porridge and bread comes to an end in December.

Please consider donating to the very worthy cause.

Tribute: Albert van Niekerk

Pictured above: Standing: Jacques Treadway, Yvonne de Wet, and the late Albert van Niekerk. Seated: the late Cecelia Menzes, Nomajama Jikela, Gloria Feleza and Fundiswe Mkuquse.

We would like to pay our respects to a wonderful colleague and friend who made an enormous difference to the organisation that Love to Give is today. A man of courage and action is how the newspaper described him. And indeed he was. He was the most excellent business coach and consultant over the course of more than a decade, coaching us and challenging us in every aspect of our work.

“He was true leader and I personally and professionally gained a lot from his coaching session. He had his special way of making every team member to feel valuable and saw the good in everyone. It is sad but as a warrior that he was, we would like to remember his great talent and skills.

Long live to his greatest strengths and talent!”

  • Nomajama Jikela, Senior Community Care Worker, Love to Give


Love to Give is a non-profit organisation and issues Section 18A tax certificates for all donations received. As a Public Benefit Organisation, donations are tax-deductible in South Africa.

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Bank: ABSA
Acc. Name: Stellenbosch Community Development Programme
Acc. No: 406 384 1099

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Thank you for your interest and your support.

With warm regards and many thanks

Annabel and the team at Love to Give