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Our Vision

Rebuilding the "Fabric of Society" in the Impoverished Communities of the Overstrand

The Challenges of living in an impoverished community.

The living conditions in these communities are generally poor with over 50,000 living in small shacks with no fresh water, electricity or sewerage available in the shacks. The unemployment levels are very high (71%) and the literacy levels low, with 59% earning less than R1,200 per month and 4% not having any form of income at all. It is estimated that 45% are “infected” with HIV, but the reality is that virtually every family is “affected” by HIV in one way or another. Tragically this is further aggravated by widespread crime, gangs, drugs, violence, rape, teenage pregnancies, HIV, neglect and the abuse of women and children.

These devastating conditions have resulted in the breakdown of family structures causing single parent families and “child-headed” households with hundreds of orphans, vulnerable children and disadvantaged families.

The Hermanus Rainbow Trust’s Vision

To rebuild the “fabric of society” in these impoverished communities by improving the “quality of lives” of Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Disadvantaged Families by providing parenting and lifestyle skills, psycho-social support and a world class “early childhood development” programme, developed and implemented in partnership with the Stellenbosch University.

Our History

"Sustainability Strategy"

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Contact Us

Hermanus Rainbow Trust

Tel 028 316 4325 
Fax 028 316 4125
Email dave@rainbowtrust.org.za
Website www.rainbowtrust.org.za
Address 73 Main Road, Sandbaai, Hermanus
TRUST IT385/99
NPO 006-519
PBO 18/11/13/1054

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The Hermanus Rainbow Trust has Support Centres in Zwelihle, Kleinmond, Stanford, Gansbaai and Buffelsjag.

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The HRT "Social Enterprise"

The Hermanus Rainbow Trust has developed a "sustainability strategy" to limit the challenges of getting "grant funding" from government, funding agencies and business in these difficult economic times. The strategy is built around the establishment of a "Social Enterprise" in line with global trends.

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Non-Profit Organisations - The Current Funding Model is NOT Sustainable

Why ? What are the alternatives ?

The Hermanus Rainbow Trust, like many other NPO’s / NGO’s, is threatened by the current "grant funding" models in South Africa, where most NPO’s are totally dependent on "grant funding from Government, Funding Agencies, Business, Individual Donors, Sponsors and fund raising events.

Please help us help those in NEED !

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