Every act of sharing helps to create a more whole and healthy society in South Africa. As a non-profit-organisation, registered as a Section 21 Company, Woza Moya relies on the generosity of donors to carry out its work.
ELMA PHILANTHROPIES has been funding Woza Moya since 2012. We often refer others to ELMA as our 'Best Practice Donor'; their systems are so well thought through and professional. ELMA offers general funding, with a strong focus on vulnerable children.
SOUTH COAST FOUNDATION in the USA has been supporting Woza Moya since 2011. This unrestricted funding is like gold, allowing us to pay essential bills, enabling us to do our work and serve our community, in a way that we see fit.
DEICHMANN FOUNDATION from Germany, has been funding Woza Moya since 2012. Deichmann offers vital support, paying the stipends of 10 Community Care Givers, enabling them to deliver vital services to our community.
HCI FOUNDATION has been funding Woza Moya since 2012. HCI has helped Woza Moya with WASH hardware and software in our local schools. Youth & Education are at the core of HCI Foundations work
MACAIDS FUND will begin funding Woza Moya in July 2017.
HIV & AIDS COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME funded Woza Moya 2016 and 2017, focussing on Community Child Maternal Health and Early Childhood Development (ECD). The ECD training under this grant will continue into 2018.
INSPIRING LEADERSHIP TRUST UK funded Woza Moya for one year in 2016 to help young people towards better futures. They funded a library and computer centre.
With thanks to the following funders, partners, organisations and individual contributors that supported Woza Moya from 2015 to 2017:
With thanks to the following funders, partners, organisations and individual contributors that supported Woza Moya from 2011 to 2015:
Funded Woza Moya from 2014 to 2016. NACOSA Adherence Program supported 650 HIV+ Clients in our community. The reporting requirements for this grant were intially challenging for our Community Care Givers (CCGs). But by the end of this grant period our CCGs all had professional client records on each of their patients.
Last month Alan responded to a radio announcement about a promotion to support charity organizations. Thank you to Shayne Ponnan from ELLIES in Durban who came to visit Woza Moya and took the time to see what we are all about. He was so pleased with what he saw that he enthusiastically took our request to Warren who is in charge of Social Responsibility at ELLIES. This was a very fortunate for us as within the next few weeks and several trips between Durban and Woza Moya, we now have three solar geysers on top of our three buildings, just in time for the cold winter months ahead.
The VDF has been supporting Woza Moya since 2013. Their focus has been mostly on orphaned and vulnerable children. We continue to enjoy a good relationship with this Durban based donor, who pops in periodically to visit us on site. We are particularly grateful to Arnold Zulman, orginally from Durban, now living in the USA, who has been very generous in supporting our work, via the VDF.
Gavin Harrison, Buddhist Teacher from Hawaii (born and raised in South Africa) spent 2 days with us. Watch a video of his visit.
With thanks to the following funders, partners, organisations and individual contributors that supported Woza Moya in 2010:
On Friday 30 October 2009 the new Play Centre at Woza Moya Project was officially opened. It was built from February to Sept 2009 with funds raised by Gavin Harrison and supporters in Hawaii; and Patricia Schafer of Mothering Across Continents based in Charlotte USA. Their commitment and generosity in funding this building is greatly appreciated by Woza Moya and the community it serves.
Kerry Farrance, from OXFAM Australia, Melbourne office spends the week 12 - 15 October 2009 with Woza Moya.
12 & 13 September, local Lynford Classic Fair, where Woza Mya has a table, Jane and Benedicta meet people from local community and promote our work.
AFSA brings special guest from Comic Relief to Woza Moya. 5 high profile staff from AFSA including Deputy Director accompanies Comic Relief on visit. WM management committee members and various beneficiaries attend, as do all of WM team, in order to participate in focus discussion groups.
With thanks to the following funders, partners, organisations and individual contributors that supported Woza Moya in 2009:
Woza Moya hosts 10 Directors of OXFAM’s JOHAP programme, from all around the world. A Great honor for Woza Moya.
Zini Music festival was held for the first time at Mthunzini, north coast KwaZulu-Natal with Woza Moya as the beneficiary of the fund raiser.
Funding being suddenly and unexpectedly diverted to a new project Khuphuka resulted in a funding crisis for Woza Moya, causing some essential servcies on the ground to be cut back.
Gavin Harrison arrives at the BRC and Woza Moya for a 3 month visit to South Africa. Work starts on the new Play Centre building funded by Gavin Harrison and friends in Hawaii and Patricia Shafer of “Mothering across Continents”. Building progress is hampered by on-going heavy rains, which frustrates the local builder Brett Rich.
Oxfam Australia accepts our application for funding and we start a three year contract with them as from 01 July. Woza Moya is honored to be associated with OXFAM and to be able to diversify our donors.
A double garage which doubles as a play room is built alongside the community centre building. This was funded by the UK Mandala Trust. With the construction of the Play Centre building in 2009, this initial play room is now used more as a general training and crafts room.
The Woza Moya Community Centre generously funded through Kittisaro and Thanissara's close association with the San Francisco Buddhist community in the USA, is officially opened!
The project team finally leaves its base in the BRC and moved into the new Community Centre, just a kilometre down the road from the BRC and 15km from Ixopo.
Effective community development activates scaled social reflexivity, sufficient to create a tipping-point towards locally perpetuated ownership of improved outcomes. Woza Moya’s ultimate success, therefore, would be indicated by a transformed Ofafa Valley, driven by local volition, resilience and agency; where every member is healthy, well nourished, feels safe, and experiences an annual progression towards an improved future.