Ikhayalethem ba Village

With so many children abused, abandoned and left unattended while their parents were out, Mama Lumka began a daycare facility in her small two-roomed house in Nomzama by merely hanging a simple handwritten cardboard on the fence outside her home advertising her free service from 1 December 1995. Soon Nceduluntu Educare Centre was open to 65 children. By 2001 Mama Lumka became increasingly aware of the sheer volume of abandoned able and disabled children left in a dark room with little to no food.

Spurred on to increase her efforts to save more children from the hardships that no child should ever have to face she started walking the streets with a wheelbarrow. Alerted by members of the community, she went in search of these children, loaded them in her wheelbarrow and took them home to care for and feed them. Soon her house became too small to house the 16 foundlings. With the support of local businesses, they opened Ikhayalethem ba Village to provide full-time care for abled, disabled, and orphaned children.


CMA provided skills training to 64
Mama transferred skills to 120
Mama provides employment to n/a


Unfortunately, Mama Lumka has insufficient manpower to assist with self-help projects, but still provides a haven for children


Joined CMA: November 2008 – 2014
Children in her care: n/a
Elderly in her care: n/a
Outreach: n/a

Facts about Mama Lumka

Ikhayalethem ba Village
Nomzama, Western Cape


  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
3 March 1948
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  • Own Children: