April 01, 2011

AIDS Orphanage Opened in South Africa

Hans Roos – Outreach Coordinator, South Africa

Around 10 years ago, Bukiwe Mhlongo, a local woman, noticed a need and began looking after a few AIDS orphans in her small house in the rural community of Clau Clau, South Africa. Through a series of relationships and the help of a local church, the number of AIDS orphans grew and Hand of Hope came on board. For years we have been able to provide over 100 orphaned and vulnerable kids with a nutritious meal every day, lots of love, and are ensuring the gospel is becoming a daily reality to them.

Through the support of our partners, we have just completed the building of the “Hope Centre” in Clau Clau. This centre houses the nutrition, early childhood development, basic education and spiritual development programs. It also provides a safe, empowering environment where the cycle of poverty and broken family systems can be overcome. We have already seen a transformation in not only the physical health of these kids, but the spiritual health of the community. At the grand opening on February 26, 2011, the kids, the community, the chief and Bukiwe all thanked Hand of Hope and our partners for making this dream an ongoing reality.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.