Rhiza Babuyile together with its partners contributed towards a cause that reached out to multiple township communities. Together with our partners, we provided much needed food relief to people in dire situations, targeting Orange Farm, Diepsloot and Tembisa.

This followed news after the COVID-19 outbreak that led to financial stress in many homes. The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nation-wide lockdown, which is an emergency protocol that requires South African to stay at home except for essential purposes. Some small businesses could not operate as usual and other people couldn’t work as normal, this drove different organisations to act  with agility. 

Rhiza Babuyile as a non-profit organisation that prides itself  in developing township communities and alleviating extreme poverty mobilised support and partnered with other organisations that joined forces together to help people in need. 

The sponsorship included food parcels, food vouchers, soap, sanitizers and sending out valuable and educational information on COVID-19 and how people can protect themselves, preventative measures (gloves, test kits, protective gear, masks). This was to reach out to thousands of people in communities, including our beneficiaries. 

The sponsorship was much needed to make ends meet in many homes, to educate the people about COVID-19 and how to protect themselves as well as ensuring that community people are keeping safe to curb the spread of the virus. 

Lindi Nhlapo from our Orange Farm Skills Development Centre said: “I am grateful for the food voucher because I will be able to help out at home. We will be able to have food on the table.” 

An entrepreneur from our Business Hub said: “Thanks to people who came up with this idea of food parcel, we are grateful. It was really difficult for some of us. I have just received my voucher.