Success Story 8

Nomzamo* is a nine year old girl who stays with her mother and 17 year old sister. They live in a shack in an informal settlement, south of Johannesburg. Her father died leaving mom and daughters to fend for themselves. Through Islamic Relief’s intervention programme, Nomzamo* and her family receives a monthly food hamper, school…

Success Story 7

Nine year old Amina* is an orphan-refugee from Rwanda who lives with her mother and four siblings in Johannesburg. They share a single room in a run-down house, which also houses other refugees, mostly single unemployed young males. Amina’s* late father had ferried the family to Johannesburg to seek refuge during the 1994 Rwanda genocide.…

Success Story 6

Imagine running away from your place of birth, to a strange country thousands of kilometres away with little knowledge of when you will ever see your family again. This is what happened to Mary* and her family, when they fled to South Africa from the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of the ongoing…

Success Story 5

Four years old Ntomifuthi* lives with her grandmother and four siblings in an informal settlement in the south of Johannesburg. They live in an informal dwelling with access to electricity and clean, running water. However, due to her grandmother’s age and ill health, the family is struggling to survive with the only support they have…

Success Story 4

There are more than two million orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, who are in desperate need of love, care and support. One such child is six year old Thandeka* who lives in a village in the south of Durban. She is one of six children being cared for by her 72 year old…

Success Story 3

Prudence* is a 2 year old baby girl living in a rural area south of Durban. She is loved and cared for by her aunt and two older sisters who attend school. Her mother passed away in 2008. Her father abandoned the family after her mother’s death. The only income this family receives in a…

Success Story 2

Nine year old Ayanda* lives with her grandmother, her 13 year old sister and two cousins, in a two bedroom RDP house in an informal settlement, on the outskirts of Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Although electricity is available, the family cooks on open fire because of the high cost of electricity. However, the water supply is…

Success Story 1

For grade 3 learner, Nokwanda*, the support from Islamic Relief South Africa has made it possible for her to stay in school. She is a beneficiary of the Orphan and Child welfare programme. We have provided her with basic school necessities i.e. school uniforms, stationery, and a monthly food hamper. Nokwanda* lives in a four-bedroom…