Poverty, hunger, lack of education, and neglect are powerful forces that strip away our self-respect. Yet, in the shanty towns and ghettos of South Africa, where poverty, crime, and desperation is rife, there shines a beacon of hope. Everyone knows her. A woman of incredible grace, whose heart is open to care, nurture, educate, and provide a haven to those who need it. In rundown facilities, she fiercely protects the vulnerable, forgotten children of society from the social ills that poverty and desperation often bring. With meagre resources she feeds the hungry, always placing the needs of others above her own. Her name is Clover Mama Afrika.
It is women like these who make our country a better place, a place which provide hope for a better future to those who have lost all hope.
In 2004, Clover made it their mission to identify these inspirational matriarchs, to help them in their mission to restore dignity to their communities. Our goal was not to provide handouts, but rather