THIS IS WHY
72% of the population lives below the breadline. 7/10 of the poorest municipalities are in the Eastern Cape. Large scale unemployment due to lack of skills. 83.9% of people older than 18 are not in possession of a grade 12 qualification. In many of the impoverished areas of Port Elizabeth, most households earn between R801 to R1500. 63.2% do not have money for health care. 47.4% do not have money for education. 99.5% do not have a geyser or piped hot water. 40 to 50 areas defined as poor or distressed in the areas of Nelson Mandela Metro. Most households are without flushing toilets, proper piping, waste access and infrastructure. 36% rely on wood and paraffin for cooking. Poverty in the Eastern Cape is a national disaster.
HSRC Soup Kitchen Feeding Stations ‘’The most unequal society in the world… in the long run it is bad for growth.“
“It is a threat to social stabilty and to growth itself. The long run trend is a worrying one.” Prof. Haroon Bhorat (UCT, Economics).
The Soup Kitchen Feeding Program began in 2008 providing 1000 meals a month. Within a few years this has grown to more than a 100 000 meals served monthly at its soup kitchens in Port Elizabeth, King Williams Town and East London . Al Fidaa Foundation has also successfully expanded its projects in the Western Cape due to the high poverty levels.
IMPACT OF FEEDING SCHEMES
Aids afflicted persons, children prone to a life of prostitution, families of destitution and the underprivileged have benefited tremendously from daily feeding schemes operated by the All Fidaa Foundation.
Al Fidaa Foundation interacts daily with students who are too hungry to focus on lessons, mothers who are sole breadwinners having no food to feed siblings, poverty experienced by the elderly robbed of their grants by cruel relatives-hunger on a daily basis experienced by the hundreds.
The Eastern Cape province has always been in the abyss of poverty and unemployment. From Graaff-Reinet to Umtata, PE to Bisho, hundreds of families experience daily hardships.
With little support against the avalanche of poverty the plight of this orphaned province has reached miserable levels.
Al Fidaa Foundation has initiated over thirty feeding schemes in Port Elizabeth, East London to provide instant relief for many who are not capable to improving their lot. This quick fix solution or hunger is a must, compassion demands our assistance to sustain a hungry person whilst so many live lives of luxury.
Your donations will provide a simple wholesome meal to an innocent child, a patient at a clinic seeking medical attention or a student with the nutrition to absorb the lesson for the day. View our list of Soup Kitchens or click on the Gallery to see the joy your donations bring to the hundreds Al Fidaa Foundation reaches through its feeding schemes in the Eastern Cape.
Cost of running a soup kitchen:FEEDING PROJECT
|3 Bags of 25kg Soup at R370 each||R 1,110.00|
|3 Bags of 10kg Samp at R75 each||R 225.00|
|2 Bags of 10kg Rice at R60 each||R 120.00|
|2 Bags of 10kg Maize Meal at R60 each||R 120.00|
|Gas / Electricity||R 200.00|
|Delivery cost||R 300.00|
“3.8 million live below the breadline in the Eastern Cape”
“The eastern cape has high levels of food insecurity. Close to 78 percent of households may be classified as food insecure”
“In the Eastern Cape the number of hunger experiences for youth went up from 18,6% to 24%”
Soup Kitchens in Port Elizabeth
|NOMBULELO – SIBANYE||MOTHERWELL|
|SHEILA ISAACS – THE MOTHER’S GIFT||UITENHAGE|
|DORKAS POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT||KWAZAKHELE|
|OOM PIET||LORRAINE LOCATION|
|TOMIKHALE – AIDS HAVEN||VEEPLASS|
|ABDUL BASIT NORKIE||BARCELONA|
|MICHELLE ISAACS – Cozy Kids||KORSTEN|
|MARTHA – NONNIES||KLIPRAND|
|NONTUME||SOWETO ON SEA|
|WINFRED NCAPO – ISIFUNGO||SOWETO ON SEA|
|VOYISWA – KWADESI CLINIC||KWADESI|
|MASILAKHE DAY CARE||VEEPLASS|
|JACK BUWA – KYGA TOWNSHIP||GREENBUSHES|
|LINGES TOTS CENTRE||KWAZAKHELE|
|RAINBOW SOUP KITCHEN||WINDVOGEL|
|CHAPMAN HIGH SCHOOL||GELVANDALE|
|COEGA DOOR OF HOPE||NORTH END|
|NOMBIKA – KHANYE PRE PRIMARY||KWANOBUHLE|
|GELVANDALE HIGH SCHOOL||GELVANDALE|
|VINOWA MGUSHELLO||WALMER LOCATION|
|MASIBAMBANE SENIOR SEC SCHOOL||KWAZAKHELE|
|DESAIS – SUSAN||BLOEMENDAL|
|CHATTY CONTAINER||CHATTY 5|
|CLEMENTS KADALIE||CLEMENTS KADALIE|
|EMBEKWENI EDUCARE||EMBEKWENI EDUCARE|
|IKHAMWALETHU EDUCARE||IKHAMWALETHU EDUCARE|
|PHAMELA NOKUBONGA BLY||NONTYATYAMBO|
|GOMPO WELFARE ( LINDA )||DUNCAN VILLAGE|
|GOMPO EDUCARE||GOMPO TOWN|
|BUFFALO FLATS PRIMARY ( AUNTY ROSEY )||BUFFALO FLATS|
|SHEIKH ABU BAKR||ETHIUBENI LOCATION|
|K.W.T CHILD AND YOUTH CARE ( WENDY )||NO 1 SYRINGA ROAD|
|FUNDISWA SPECIAL SCHOOL ( LINDA )||SWEET WATERS|
Soup Kitchens in East London
|GOMPO EMPELWINI CLINIC – BUFFALO FLATS||BUFFALO FLATS|
|DUNCAN VILLAGE DAY HOSPITAL – DUNCAN VILLAGE||DUNCAN VILLAGE|
|BUFFALO FLATS PRIMARY SCHOOL – BUFFALO FLATS||BUFFALO FLATS|
|EMBEKWENI DAY CARE – POSTDAM, BERLIN||POSTDAM,BERLIN|
|IKAMVALETHU DAY CARE – NU8 MDANTSANE||NU8 MDANTSANE|
|GOMPO DAY CARE – GOMPO/BUFFALO FLATS||GOMPO/BUFFALO FLATS|
|CLEMENTS KADALIE DAY-CARE||BRAELYN EXTENSION|
|HAVENCARE CENTRE (COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN)||HAVEN HILLS, EGOLI|
|DORA NGINZA HOSPITAL||MOTHERWELL|
|EMPILWENI CLINIC||NEW BRIGHTON|
|WEST END CLINIC||ARCADIA|
|BOOYSENS PARK CLINIC||BOOYSENS PARK|
|EMPILWENI CLINIC||DUNCAN RD BUFFALO FLATS|
|NONKAMPA CLINIC||PO BOX 176 K.W.T 5600|