Is South Africa Operating in a Safe and Just Space?
Reducing poverty is seen as the world’s greatest challenge and in South Africa poverty is counted as one of the country’s triple threats, the other two being unemployment and inequality. The future of South Africa depends on the country’s ability to end social deprivation and manage environmental stress, enabling its people to live in a space where it is both safe and just.
It’s been noted that South Africa has one of the highest official unemployment rates in the world (25%) and is one of the most unequal countries, with a Gini coefficient of 0.69%. The wealthiest 4% of households receive 32% of total income while 66% of households receive only 21% of all income. Recent stats shows that poverty rate dropped from 46.2% to 39% yet over half of South Africans live below the national poverty line and more than 10% live in extreme poverty, on less than R15.58 per day.
“And they feed, for the love of Allah, The indigent, The Orphan and the Captive, we feed you For the sake of Allah alone No reward do we desire from you, nor thanks’ (Quran 76:8, 9)
This has been the Foundations motto for over 31 years Mustadafin feeds 15 000 people daily and on many occasions the number increases due to the disasters we see to. We have 6 centres in which we prepare the pots food to be distributed in the areas. Our feeding schemes cater to the communities of: Parkwood, Kewtown, Hanover Park, Khayelitsha, Valhalla Park, Bonteheuwel, Netreg, Goodwood, Delft, Philippi, Fractreton.
Help us maintain the services by providing to those who are less fortunate. Sponsor or Support with: Non-Perishable items, Food Parcel, Pot of Soup or Food, Feed a belly for the day
Find yourself in the service of others.
Women are infinitely empowered at Mustadfin Foundation’s skills workshop. Mustadafin Foundation’s workshop started as a vehicle to facilitate positive change in disadvantaged communities, where job opportunities are scarce. The program aims to uplift women both emotionally and intellectually with new skills. This lasts about three months. Women are taught techniques ranging from basic sewing skill to more complicated manufacturing where they create beautiful garments and home accessories. Many of the women have completed and excelled in the program. Majority of these women come from poverty stricken backgrounds and have suffered through domestic violence; the program is aimed to teach, inspire, uplift and create a sense of independency.