Rehoboth Children’s Village
Rehoboth Children’s Village, located in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, cares for children that are either abandoned or orphaned and affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Children are raised in a safe and loving home environment where their health is stabilized and controlled. Our vision is to grow children into role models for the future generation. As a fountain spurts out drops of water, so Rehoboth raises children and releases them into the world; as they land, each drop creates a ripple effect into its surroundings. By saving one life, we can influence the nation!
Our vision is to care for orphaned and abandoned children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and raising them into mature role models.
Our mission is to create comprehensive care and supporting facilities (children’s village) for a group of children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS who cannot be cared for within the community. The children’s village provides a home-like environment with intensive care and treatment (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical and medical) throughout their lives.
Our objective is to provide love and care for children who have been abandoned and cannot be placed in foster care or adoption. The number of HIV positive children being abandoned, with no one to care for them, is reaching alarming proportions. Instead of the hospital being their home, Rehoboth provides individual homes to care for the children. There are 15 specially designed homes with five children each. The children are cared for by a local housemother in order to create a normal family.
Self-sustainable projects help Rehoboth not only to run the day to day programs, but also to expand its services and quality care. Currently Rehoboth has the following self-sustainability projects:
Macadamia Trees: In 2005 around 750 macadamia trees were planted and it is expected that in the year 2016 the nuts will be start producing significantly.
Vegetable Garden: A vegetable garden supplements the village with fresh and healthy vegetables needed for proper nutrition. The vegetable garden is a great supplement to our children’s nutritional needs as the cost of fresh veggies can be quite high.
Water Bottling Plant: Rehoboth has just finished building a water bottling plant. We are currently in the process of becoming operational.
Bush Lodge: Another project on the horizon is the creation of a Bush Lodge that can be rented out.