In our KOPANANG community we gather together to create a culture of sustainability and life affirming services for those affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa's townships.
In April 2001 Kopanang Community Trust had its beginnings, driven by the need to support women to gain a sustainable way forward through skills training and empowerment.
Sithandi'zingane Care Project for the children commenced just over a year later.
A plot of land was donated for a token amount by the First National Bank to begin the project. On the land was a house stripped bare-its windows gone, doors missing, every scrap that could be used for someone else's shanty taken away.
Mama Paulina, one of carers of the children of Sithand-'izingane proclaimed, 'Sister Sheila, we must have faith'.
In that faith the home was rebuilt and converted into a drop-in center for children under the age of 6 years affected and/or infected by HIV/AIDS, many of whom are orphans. And so we began... and have grown...
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