1) Financial support to caretaker families
The current economic climate in South Africa provides various challenges to the public, namely: a tumultuous mining sector and high unemployment rates resulting in financial difficulties; drought and the like resulting in high inflation of food prices.
This has a direct, negative impact on bedridden patients, where fundraising is especially difficult for those with serious diseases.
The Homecare Foundation is in extensive negotiations with large organizations and numerous smaller independent companies nationally to secure funding for caretakers’ financial support.
From December 2020
Applications by caretakers in need of funding per e-mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org
A medical report and supporting documentation will be required by caretakers for the approval of additional grants.
Monthly distribution of donations received in prior month, proportionally shared among the successful applicants. We will do our best to help fund shortfalls on budgets.
Our commitment to the caretakers includes keeping the applicant information confidential, whereby only the board members / auditors would have access to personal information as needed.
Our Business Partners will have access to reports summarising:
how many caretakers per town/suburb received donations, and
the amount of funds paid out to caretakers.
2) ACVV, Child Welfare & other child protection branches with fundraising support
The Homecare Foundation provides NGO Branches (non-profit, non-governmental organizations in the country) phone app technology which enables these branches to raise the much-needed funding so that they can provide important services towards children.
Their services are to promote, protect and enhance the safety, well-being and healthy development of children and families; ensuring the restoration of the dignity of children, families and communities.
The Homecare Foundation will not allow that a child in need cannot be reached due to insufficient funding. Our child protection branch partners must always have the ability to pay their social worker's salaries. They must also provide other support such as fuel, vehicles, telephones etc. so that a child in need can be protected.
3) Provide financial support to church leaders working with deaf persons
It is extremely difficult and costly to minister a deaf person.
The preachers must travel long distances and spread the Gospel in a One-on-One basis. To effectively communicate in sign language, a preacher can only work with one person, or with small groups.
There are enormous challenges that other normal church leaders do not face. One of the challenges is that the congregation of deaf persons are small compared to a normal church. The church members are also some of the lowest paid persons if they are employed at all. They will most likely never get into a management position because they cannot communicate via a telephone… The congregation of deaf persons cannot pay their church leader’s salaries.
Spreading the Gospel is important to us. The Homecare Board implemented a “special project” where church leaders amongst the deaf congregations are already being funded out of our Pre-launch campaign, and they will in future receive larger financial contributions out of funds raised via the Enjoy Life phone app.