Keep families together in South Africa!

Keep families together in South Africa!

Join us in providing food security and a path to self-sustainability for families and children in South Africa.  You will build and plant a large community garden, distribute food, and host a program for children & youth living in areas surrounding the city of Ladysmith.

Trip Dates: July 24 - August 4, 2020

Application Due: May 31, 2020

Ground Cost: $1,395.00

Ground Cost Due: on or before July 1, 2020

Estimated Airfare Cost: $1,775.00

Airfare Cost/Purchase Due: on or before May 31, 2019

 

 

 

What to Expect

Schedule: Five full days of work. One safari and sightseeing day.

Location: Johannesburg, Ladysmith and surrounding villages.

Weather: July is one of the coldest months in South Africa, with the average temperature of 45 degrees.

Clothing: Work clothes, work gloves, warm sweaters, rubber boots and a rain coat is recommended. 

Please review CDC recommendations for specific information on vaccinations for travel to South Africa.

About the Mission

In rural, HIV-affected communities in South Africa, many vulnerable families struggle to provide for their children. While there are multiple factors affecting their ability to care for their children, the availability of food is an important one. A sustainable source of fresh food can make or break a child’s chances of growing in his or her family as lack of food is one of the widest spread reasons for child institutionalization or abandonment.

Our mission is to empower families through the Word of God, build gardens to ensure children have access to nutritious food and work with the community as a whole, to ensure they are equipped to care for vulnerable children and families at risk of separation. The beneficiaries of our efforts are usually women-led households, single parents, grandparents caring for their grandchildren and individuals living with HIV.

Have a question? Contact us at info@cerikids.org or (210) 801-7000.

Already applied? Make your payment here.