Love to Give NEWSLETTER | May 2023

Pictured above: Lunch time at Love to Give


A recent article in the Daily Maverick highlighted research which found that 20.4% of South African households are food-insecure and that one in five families are sending a family member out to beg, while another 46% rely on “less-preferred and less-expensive foods”. At Love to Give we feed 1500 children every day from Ikaya and Kayamandi primary schools. Every day each child has either a peanut butter sandwich or a cup of nutritional porridge.Each week every child will also get a piece of fruit – in winter an orange or a naartjie and in summer an apple or a peach. We are very grateful to our generous donors who enable us to provide a nutritious meal for all these children five days a week..

Pictured above: Primary school children enjoying nutritious porridge and a peanut butter sandwich.


In March this year we invited women who are beneficiaries of our 6-month Sustainable Livelihoods and Food programme to attend a course on starting a small business. Running this course supports our aim to provide our beneficiaries with support to move from poverty towards a more sustainable life. The course is run in Xhosa by Paul Khambule, a local businessman. We have 9 regular attendees on the course, most of whom have already started their small businesses. During the course the women will be supported in developing their business plan and as their business plan develops key concepts are covered including: profit and loss, market research, cash flow, planning and record keeping. Once the formal course has been completed we will continue with support and mentoring for the important early months of the small enterprises. The businesses which are already underway include the selling of second hand clothing, a day care for young babies, an internet cafe and businesses cooking and selling food.

We are very grateful for the support of a group of business women from Sweden who have enabled us to run this course.

Pictured above: Paul Roviss Khambule (Far right) and Nomajama Jikela (Front left) with the women who are attending the Small Business Course.


Do you ever shop online (for example at Booking.com, Cotton On, Faithful to Nature)? Then you can donate for free to Love to Give.

Before your next online shop, click and start your purchase process from here: shopdonation.co.za/lovetogive.

A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Love to Give at no cost to you!


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