helping hands, orphans, orphaned children, kwazulu natal, south africa

Our Home Garden

The new boys' home property and girls' home property provide space to plant crops. Thus, Helping Hands plans to make use of this space to plant vegetables and other crops which can be enjoyed by the children. The harvests will be used as part of the children’s daily meals.

If you wish to be part of Our Home Garden program, you can donate seeds and/or seedlings, and tools and supplies like shovels, hand shovels, gloves, water sprinklers, and rakes. You can contact us at, Mark Lonsdale.

Farming at Helping Hands

October 15, 2013- Last August 2013, Martin and Jeannette Harder of Missions4KZN started a farming program at Helping Hands based on the Foundations for Farming principles started in Zimbabwe.

The kids are not only learning the foundations of farming, how to make compost, the proper time to plant, and the practical principles behind farming, but they are also learning the biblical principles of hard work, sowing what you reap, being responsible, using their skills to be productive and being patient in their work.

Now on its third month, each kid has his or her own plot to take care of. They've planted lettuce, potatoes and other crops. The corn and potato plants in the main plots are looking good. Very soon, the kids will be harvesting their own crops and enjoying the fruits of their hard work. Well done to Martin and Jeannette, and to all our Helping Hands children!

Check out our Gallery page for pictures of this program.

project updates

19 Jul 2016

Our vegetables are growing very well.  Well done to our caregiver Themba and the children who have been tending the garden.   It is a more

25 Apr 2016

Our precious 9-year old Phindile is the latest beneficiary in our Sponsor-A-Child program, bringing to 10 the total number of children benefiting from this more

8 Dec 2015

Two of our children are the latest beneficiaries in our Sponsor-A-Child Programme, bringing to 11 the total number of children receiving sponsorships. They are 14-year more

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28 Jul 2014

An Aspiring Writer - Fifteen year old Andile, who stays at the Helping Hands' girls' home,  loves to write. According to her, English more

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