disaster relief

COLLEN MASHAWANA FOUNDATION

DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF

South Africa has experienced a sizable influx of disasters that have cost us billions of rands in recent years. A survey by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has revealed that at least 826 companies were affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, with the cost of the damage estimated at R7 billion.

PROVIDING AFFECTED FAMILIES WITH IMMEDIATE RELIEF THROUGH DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES.

South Africa has experienced a sizable influx of disasters that have cost us billions of rands in recent years. A survey by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has revealed that at least 826 companies were affected by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, with the cost of the damage estimated at R7 billion.

When these disasters strike, disaster relief organizations deploy to affected communities. They typically work closely with community leaders to identify and prioritize humanitarian needs like rescuing and treating victims, providing temporary shelter, serving warm meals, providing trauma counseling, or distributing hygiene kits. The Collen Mashawana Foundation has maintained a presence in many disasters through the response, recovery, and mitigation phases following an emergency.
 
The Collen Mashawana Foundation’s mission is to meet the short and long term needs of disaster-affected communities. We work alongside community members to build or maintain disaster-affected homes, and provide food relief parcels and other mainstream essentials. Over the years, The Collen Mashawana Foundation has provided disaster relief aid to thousands of people around South Africa, through a multitude of disaster relief programs, namely:
 
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

A Program that has empowered and provided care for more than 1000 homeless people

The Hillbrow Sisonke Program is a social agency program intended to prevent and end homelessness through a range of essential recovery support services, including housing appeal initiatives in which we’ve managed to provide 100s of people with safer shelter, donating essentials, food parcels, and other mainstream benefits.

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On the 17th of April 2020, the Collen Mashawana Foundation joined the City of Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina and his Executives at the newly launched COVID-19 Food Bank. Our Foundation donated 300 bags of maize meal to the Food Bank and further visited 3 informal settlements in Ekurhuleni where we distributed hundreds of food parcels to the community members.

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A program was set up by cmf to support the flood victims residing in Mamelodi

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On the 21st of November 2021, the Collen Mashawana Foundation launched a project called “Madi Ashu”, which means ‘Our Water’. The “Madi Ashu” project focuses on water supply in communities where clean water is scarce. The Project was launched in Limpopo at Ha- Mashawana Village. The aim is to help communities that are dominated by the elderly, people living with disabilities, and child-headed families. We donated boreholes and water wheelbarrows, a responsibility that is in-keeping with the facilitation of basic human rights throughout the continent.

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During the hard lockdown, the Collen Mashawana Foundation fed over 10 000 people through our Covid-19 Relief Program. Most of the beneficiaries were elderly citizens, women, people living with disabilities and child-headed families across all Provinces of South Africa. Our much-publicized efforts have prompted ordinary citizens such as ourselves to join in on making a difference for those who needed it the most

We also donated thousands of PPE in compliance with Covid-19 laws and regulations. Food parcels were distributed to the community of Ha-Makhuvha and Ha-Mashawana Village in Venda. As an NPO, the Collen Mashawana Foundation is committed to playing its part and working with government and other solidarity organizations to support distressed communities during these trying times.

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