Here are some examples of the projects we have been able to help with legacies left by generous donors.
One of Breadline Africa’s most loyal supporters remembered us in his will, an act of great kindness to a small community at the tip of the African continent. He was a great admirer and loyal supporter of our famous container conversion process – in which battered old shipping containers are given a new lease of life and converted into classrooms, among other things.
Thanks to his legacy, we were able to provide the children of Riebeek West, a small community about an hour north of Cape Town, with a safe, secure environment in which to learn. These children, from scattered farms, have great difficulty getting to school, and have to rely on humble farm schools with almost no resources. But now they have a brand-new double container classroom – thanks to a very special guardian angel.
In this case, our donor angel is still very much with us, but she wanted to set up a living legacy, which she continues to support on a regular basis. She’s an especially big-hearted woman who once worked in South Africa.
She helped transform a little nursery-school in Makhaza from a shack into a safe, secure space to learn and grow. Her only wish was that we would call the new converted space “Poppy’s Niche” – a reminder of her mother’s affectionate name for her when she was a little girl.
Here you can see the fresh, inspiring new classrooms that grew from this special legacy, and the little children of Makhaza, a particularly poor area in the township, enjoying their beautiful new space.