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.
- Established as a Welfare Trust in December 1994.
- Soup is served five days a week to 1,000 unemployed adults
and 9 primary schools.
- Each mug of soup is made of: soup-mix, beans,flour, rice,
oats, and a variety of vegetables.
- Benefits of soup: provides protein, carbohydrates, and
minerals which supports general health, energy, physical growth and a strengthened immune system.
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.