There are about 1.2 Million AIDS orphans living in South Africa. About 100 of them are fortunate enough to call Botshabelo home.

Donate now and get involved in this innovative and practical approach to helping these children become productive adults.

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Why Donate?

Since 1990, Botshabelo has worked to become a self-sustaining community and, more importantly, a place of safety and family to South Africa's AIDS orphans and economic orphans. The community includes an orphanage, school, village, medical clinic and organic farm. Your donation will help Botshabelo and its residents work together to feed themselves, educate themselves and to better themselves.

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Our Mission

Botshabelo, founded by Marion and Con Cloete in 1990, is dedicated to improving the lives of the economically challenged, especially children who have been orphaned by or exposed to HIV/AIDS. Using the traditional African village (and its inherent ubuntu values of cooperation and joint responsibility) as a model, the community works together to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope, safety, education and sustainable growth to all residents.

Learn more about the Botshabelo story and vision.