Home of Hope 67 Minutes Wish
This is a story about a chocolate, about a vision to create and generate an independent source of income for Home of Hope. Home of Hope for Girls, is a safe-haven which is Restoring Human Dignity and providing future to the abandoned and endangered daughters and people of South Africa.
About This Project
Home of Hope 67 Minutes Wish
Founded in 2000 by Khanyisile “Mam’ Khanyi” Motsa, and run under her diligent care, Home of Hope for Girls is an autonomous, self-started initiative to provide real care for exploited, trafficked and abused children in the city of Johannesburg.
However dire children’s circumstances Mam’ Khanyi believes that, given the right tools and guidance, they can take control of their lives and be integrated into society. While the work is difficult, relentless and always under-resourced, she is undeterred:
“What can I say? If we and the others like us stop, what will be left?”- Mam’ Khanyi
As with so many great stories, the dream of our chocolate started as a conversation, just like our new website and blog, which you can visit at http://www.hopehome.org.za/ some invested individuals came together in the hope of contributing to the needs of Home of Hope.
The conversation grew into a plan, the plan at times seemed insurmountable. It is not a small dream to try and create a branded chocolate for charity. From the start a chocolate of quality was the end game. But just like Mam’ Khanyi whose journey bore the dream of Home of Hope, the dedicated team of supporters don’t like to dream small!
We tip our hats to the combined efforts of Seed of Light South Africa “SOLSA” the primary fundraising support for Home of Hope, Rasada Goldblatt, a Home of Hope representative, and French South Africans Philippe Mihailovich and Caroline Taylor, whose tireless efforts and vision have taken our chocolate dream from suburban Johannesburg, all the way to France, and back again – bringing with it the chocolate delight of one of France’s favourite brands of chocolate.
We would also like to thank our good friends of Home of Hope, PostNet Bedfordview who are working with us to ensure that our chocolate love is delivered via PostNet-to-PostNet to you.
We would also like to take this opportunity to say that while this project is currently set-up to service and deliver within South Africa only, international support is most appreciated and you can reach out to us at [email protected] to contribute and receive international chocolate love 🙂
What your contribution will do for us!
Beyond the substantial ongoing costs of providing a year-round home for so many children (electricity, food, transport, school uniforms, etc.) here are just a few additional examples of what your support will help us to achieve:
Reuniting families: There are high costs in the vital work of locating, visiting and assessing the girls’ family networks to facilitate their reunion where possible
Salaries: Because we frequently cannot pay staff we have needlessly lost many excellent people
Babies: The babies are cared for at Tender Care Day Care Centre which is fee payingYou can read the story of one of our precious girls, named Precious (pun not intended), whose life has been forever changed by the work Mam’Khanyi has dedicated her life to, on our blog by clicking here
Thank You for making our work possible!
After exhausting her personal funds Mam’ set up a committee and established Berea Hillbrow Home of Hope shelter in 2000. A team of volunteers, notably SOLSA, and corporate sponsorships and donations provide the primary support for Home of Hope which has helped Mam’ to transform the lives of countless children.