Before Rev. Cecil Begbie began his soup kitchen project, he asked the schools to provide a list of children in desperate need of food. The principals responded with the entire attendance roll.
Today, his team prepares 6,000 bowls of soup daily in his own garage and personally delivers them to eight primary schools. Through this miraculous organization, school children receive a cup of soup and a slice of bread. For many, this is their only daily meal.
Nkosi’s Haven, named in honor of the young AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson, provides holistic care and support for AIDS orphans, as well as impoverished HIV/AIDS infected mothers and their children. By caring for both mothers and children, Nkosi’s Haven strengthens the bond between parent and child and creates a family environment for those who previously had none
Mosaic’s vision is to develop and implement a self-sustainable model to take care of orphans in South Africa. They identify a family with two or more orphans in foster care/adopted, and then build a proper house for them they can affordably rent. Mosaic also does skills training and creates job opportunities for parents, thus creating a sustainable income for them. Finally, Mosaic address the family’s social needs such as life skills training for parents and after school activities for the children.