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Baphumelele relies on donations to make the difference in the lives of the children, young people and patients who are cared for by the various different projects. Our wish list below gives an idea of the essential items that we need every year to help look after these most vulnerable members of the community:

The Fountain of Hope would be very grateful for donations of the following to help grow the project:

Farming and gardening equipment such as spades, forks, rakes, seeds and green shade cloth for the farm itself, as well as gloves, rainwear and boots for the teams that work through the winter to grow food for our projects

Winter clothing for our residential youth such as raincoats and hats, jumpers as well as gumboots for walking to school in the rain. They are also in desperate need for undergarments! Donations of underwear and socks would most welcome. Blankets are also welcome for winter warmth.

– For school, the youth also need English language dictionaries which could of course be second hand but would be very much appreciated

– The farm is an isolated area and during load-shedding and power cable theft suffers badly from lack of resources. A generator or secondary power supply would be tremendously useful and would add to the security and well-being of our residential youth

Household goods and furniture especially beds, chairs, tables, cupboards, two-burners and TVs (old style very much accepted). Kitchenware such as crockery, cutting knives, bread knives and cutlery would also be gratefully received as well as bed linen, curtains and towels. Carpet ends or old carpet and rugs are also on our wish list.

Meanwhile we are also always in need of:

Groceries such as maize meal, rice, sugar, samp, pasta, tinned fish, long life milk and other dry goods as well as vegetables and fruit. Yoghurts and cheese are also very welcome.

Electricity for our 19 electricity meters which light, help feed, wash and keep warm the many children and patients in our care (electricity is bought from a shop or online – if you wish to help with this, please contact us for the meter numbers)

Toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, deoderant (both boys and girls!), facecloths and towels

Baby supplies such as nappies (in small, medium, large, extra large sizes), Vaseline, aqueous cream and wet wipes

Please note that this is our basic wish list – further details can be found on each project page. If you would like further information or want to donate something in particular, please do contact Baphumelele – we can always find a good use for absolutely anything!


Many thanks for supporting us in this way.