Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic in South Africa and the national lockdown in March 2020, the board of Lerato’s Hope made the decision to set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund for the purpose of assisting families made more vulnerable through the lockdown. It was also agreed that we would support families through our community partners and that R90 000 be taken from our reserve funds in order to start the fund. Pinelands community donors were invited to add to the fund and we were overwhelmed by the generous response from individuals, local businesses and churches.


Lerato’s Hope’s community service partners are:

  • Thabo Mbeki Community located in Phillipi East, Ward 35, (which would later include the whole of Ward 35 as overseen by the Ward 35 Development Forum).

  • Local Ecumenical Church Network (LEAN) of the Ward 35 and Ward 88 area in Cape Town

  • Capricorn Church located in Vrygrond, Muizenburg, Cape Town

  • Beautiful Gate South Africa, non profit organization located in Phillipi East, Cape Town

  • Abahlobo Educare Centre, Barcelona informal settlement, Gugulethu, Cape Town


Lerato’s Hope Support and Distribution has included the following:


  • Delivery of Food Boxes

    • The committed monthly Rise Against Hunger boxes up-front to our current ECD ministry partners Abahlobo Educare (Gugulethu) & Love and Faith Educare (Lower Crossroads) – 19 boxes (approx. 4000 meals)

    • Delivered extra disaster relief Rise Against Hunger boxes to Thabo Mbeki community – 21 boxes (approx. 4500 meals)

  • Financial Support of Partners to deliver 

    • Committed R30 000 per month (for 3 months) towards hygiene and food for Thabo Mbeki, Beautiful Gate, Capricorn/Vrygrond community. 

    • Provided three months stipend support to Abahlobo Creche (which continues now into Sep)

  • Distribution of Shoprite and Pick nPay Food Vouchers

    • 600 vouchers of R250 ea from Shoprite/Pick n Pay were delivered to and distributed in partnership with our partners





24 July 2020

On Behalf Of The Community Members Of Klipfontein Who Has Received The Vouchers I Wish To Thank You May God Bless You Abundantly 

Stay Safe
Yvonne Barthies


28 July 2020

Dear Lerato's Hope

We as the Leadership of Thabo Mbeki Informal Settlement, on behalf of the community we would like to express our gratitude to you in appreciating your generous contribution of vouchers which were received on the 25 July, 2020 and other previous dates during this difficult time of COVID-19, and being a part of our donor family.

Your support in the form of these vouchers has given hope and humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable families. Your commitment and continued contribution is the reason we are making a positive impact in the lives of the vulnerable families we serve.

Once again, thank you for your kind and generous support.

Yours faithfully 
Lonwabo Stephen Daka
( Pastor and Member of the Leadership)


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