Locations: South Africa

 
 


Upon arriving in South Africa, one can sense the rhythm of the African culture—it's dynamic people singing their life songs in spectacular harmony. The African sun sets on a land that is filled with remarkable cultures in this country that is home to 11 official languages...

South Africa is a country of contrasts, rich in culture, where wealth and poverty live side by side…where its wealth of natural resources have a short reach and benefit only the privileged. The majority of South Africa's people live outside the reaches of good education, medical care, adequate housing and opportunities to earn a living. The AIDS epidemic has run rampant through townships and villages leaving an estimated 1.4 million children orphaned. Many of these children are heading up households where the oldest child, sometimes just 9 years old, is solely responsible for the care of her siblings. Until these children are sponsored, their main concern is finding their next meal. Government regulations require cost prohibitive uniforms to attend school so the majority of these children have no hope of ever receiving an education. One Life sponsors these children…the babies that will never know the comfort of a mother's arms…the children living alone in shacks wondering where their next meal is coming from…the teenagers on the streets hoping for a chance to become somebody. Your sponsorship will enable these beautiful children to live their lives filled with the hope that comes from knowing that somebody cares enough to provide for their most basic needs.