Grapevine Family Foundation
Grapevine Family Foundation (GVFF)
A small but growing charity run by unpaid volunteers from the Netherlands and South Africa.
Works with Steven Davidson School & Technical high school just built by George our Director on GVFF Land, in rural KwaZulu Natal in Xazimba, South Africa, an area stricken by the AIDS pandemic & poverty. Nearly half of the 700 pupils are infected with HIV & an estimated 350 children are or will be orphans soon. Hunger, fear, abuse and general lack of love and attention is the order of the day for these children.
GVFFs aim is to build these children up so they can be self sufficient and contributors this and other commuinities.
Together we bring hope to these children & peoples of this community. With your help this community is being transformed by grace & love.
There is more information about our projects on the projects page.
We strive to help where help is needed
is a luxuary, fresh fruit & vegetables not affordable.
We aim to feed the poor in as many ways possible.
- A Basic food parcel once a month
- One Hot meal packed with fresh vegetables at school 5 days a week
- School Holiday feeding programme
- & Seeds for all families & training to get your garden growing at home.
Teachers are needed to educate children so our aim to get as many teachers to work at our primary and technical rural schools as possible. This we cannot achieve without sponsorship as the government just has no funding to pay all teachers a fair salary.
We have seen good teachers leave because they also have to provide for their own families and because it’s so rural they need a car to get to work.
Can you help?
Our Building projects
- Rebuilding grandmothers homes (those that are taking care of little vulnerable family and friends children
- Clinic project (phase one) There are no doctors or medical rooms for 20 kilometers from this Valley. We will provide essential health care and services to this community.
Rape and Trauma unit will also be a important part of this Clinic (we will be building this out of old shipping containers)
- Orphan project (phase two). This is where the most vulnerable youngest orphans will be homed. Providing a mother for 4 children per unit. We intend building this in the most traditional way so they feel safe and this village will ge a gated community with its own playground and communial Lapa.
We aim to give this community the gift of love which includes:
- Jesus in every way possible. Without judgment or prejudice we will love everyone who comes to our projects for help or direction. It was He who gave the founder the vision to do this in the first place so the Greatest gift we can give those is Love.
- No Judgment
- No Predjudice
- No Reservations
Everyone will bewelcome…Also volunteers will be welcomed in the same way.
.. Adolescent girls & young women (AGYW) ages 15-24 make up 10% of the population, but account for 25% of new global HIV infections [1,2]. Within SSA, HIV incidence is among the highest in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa (7.79 per 100 person-years in women ages 15-19, and 8.63 per 100 person-years in women ages These rates highlight the urgent need for widespread access to effective HIV prevention. …When you educate & teach lifeskils to people they are less likley to make bad decisions and be a blessing to their community instead of a burden.
Here are a few examples of how people, education & love can change people.
Valleys and hills
I will give you the Rolling Hills
I will give you the Valley upto the wilderness
I will give you the Wilderness upto the Mountain
I will also give you your Holy Mountain
Mickys vision 2011
Love is everything
Love is what we’re called to be
The truth is, your heart is the biggest gift you can give anyone
I know we can do it…lets love together…
Hands & feet
I want to be your hands
I want to be your feet
I’ll go where you send me