1 06, 2022

CAST KZN Flood Relief: Finding Princess and Furthering His Kingdom

2022-06-02T12:10:34+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief|

On 18th April, shortly after the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal, George Mwaura, CAST's PR & Fundraising Manager, visited the township of KwaNdengezi, west of Durban in search of Mrs Princess Phumzile Mvuyana who works at Two Little Fishes Pre-School at Home Ground Church. Her area had been badly affected by a mudslide, sadly causing some to lose their homes and others their lives. Upon finding her, George immediately saw the need to help as many families as possible. [...]

4 05, 2022

CAST KZN Flood Relief Response

2022-05-04T09:43:54+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, Uncategorised|

We have been overwhelmed by the immense response from the Westville community and other organisations to our appeal for donations. What a blessing to be able to help people in desperate need during this time. So far, we have been able to assist many more communities beyond our 10 church partners, including: Westville, KwaDabeka, Reservoir Hills, Clermont, Mariannridge, Mariannhill, Dassenhoek, Pinetown, Molweni, Nazareth, Lamontville, Chesterville, Cato Manor, Chatsworth, Shallcross, Savannah Park, Phoenix, Edamini, Shongweni, Inanda, Wyebank and Umbilo. [...]

24 02, 2022

Farming for a Better Future: Zodwa Shange’s Story

2022-02-25T13:12:03+02:00Business Development, Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, The People|

In 2021, CAST launched the Grow Eat Thrive (GET) Farming Project in response to the dire need for food and financial support in our communities that resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic, compounded by the civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal during July. The aim of this project is to not only teach participants how to grow their own food, but to develop business skills to earn a liveable income and support their families. We recently chatted to one of our [...]

20 10, 2021

CAST KwaDabeka: Art at Heart

2021-10-27T12:52:58+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, The People|

Young, talented mother from Clermont, Jabulile Mbatha, shares her story and promotes her beading business "Art at Heart" which was sadly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, we were blessed to have her join our partner church in the township of KwaDabeka, KwaDabeka Baptist, and has received food and clothing assistance from CAST. Help us as we aim to empower and transform lives in our communities. If you would like to get involved, contact us at [...]

14 10, 2021

Changing People’s Homes

2021-10-14T13:00:19+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, The People|

  Hi, my name is Zethembe Judith Khoza. I am a young mother of a 5-month-old baby girl and we live in Mariannridge in a place called New City. It has been quite hectic for our little family during lockdown and after the latest chaos when people looted and left our province in a mess. My child’s father lost his job due to the unrest and, on a daily basis, he tries to find some piece (part-time) jobs [...]

11 10, 2021

CAST Mariannridge: Suited for Success

2021-10-26T16:46:49+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, Uncategorised|

What a blessing to be able to assist a young family that CAST has journeyed with for more than 2 years in Mariannridge, Outer West Durban, South Africa. If you would like to help us assist more families in need, contact us at info@cast.org.za.   https://youtu.be/dXufDg78a0w

7 10, 2021

Making a Difference – Nzimande family

2021-10-07T17:06:05+02:00Impact Stories, Poverty Relief, The People|

We are excited to share that our project to help the Nzimande family is complete! 42-year-old Prudence Nokuthula Nzimande lives in the previously disadvantaged township of KwaDabeka, near Pinetown in Durban, South Africa. She shares her home with her family of 10 made up of 5 school-going children and 5 adults who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, their mother also passed away who had been supporting the family. The national lockdown has further prevented [...]

23 09, 2021

Raising a Society of Readers

2021-10-26T12:13:14+02:00Education, Impact Stories, The People|

Big thank you to Camelot College for helping us Move Beyond Charity with a generous donation of textbooks which has blessed one of our partner schools in the community of Chesterville "We as HP Ngwenya Primary School would like to thank CAST for the books they gave to our school. The books will assist us in achieving the goal of raising a society of readers. We take this initiative very seriously as it will help our kids have [...]

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