Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation was registered as a Non-Profitable Organization in 2008. We believe in the potential of people living in poverty.
Our Foundation’s mission is to take hands with the poor and marginalized people of South Africa. We provide personal attention and direct benefits to children youth, aging and their families so they may live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.
Hanna Charity & Empowerment Foundation supports communities with all the basic services such as playgroups, soup kitchens, skills development, job creation, clothing banks, social and psychological support, libraries etc. We start all these projects in a Wendy house, because we want to help the poorest of the poor and most of these people live in RDP houses or squat in somebody’s backyard. We use the little space we have as effective as possible and hire the space from the community which becomes a small income for these people. The community then starts working in these Wendy houses and this becomes part of our job creation. Someone will run the soup kitchen or clothing bank and somebody else will become a teacher or librarian. As soon as a sponsor kindly invests in a more permanent structure we can move our projects out of the Wendy houses. We also provide a place of safety to several children (from these communities) that have been placed under foster care at our Head office.
Relationships of mutual respect require acceptance of the equality of all persons. Equality of all persons comes from their essential dignity and is reflected in relationships that are without religious or other prejudice, that are multicultural, reciprocal and empowering.
Sponsorship of children, youth and the aging is the highest priority of the Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation. We receive no support from the Government. Our primary means of support comes from individual sponsors and Companies. Our approach to managing administrative expenses and reserves is one of balanced austerity. The organization seeks to maximize the amount sent to the field for sponsored members and projects while allowing for adequate investment so that we have sufficient resources to respond to the urgent needs of sponsored members and their families.
Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation is registered with the Department of Social Development as a non-profit organization (NPO) and is a SARS approved public benefit organization (PBO) for purposes of section 18A(1)(a) of the Act and donations to the organization will be tax deductible in the hands of the donors in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in section 18A of the Act, and donations by or to the organization are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act.
PBO Nr. 930026831
NPO Registration 061-590-NPO
SARS income tax reference number: 9508/262/16/0
We believe in the potential of people living in poverty. We provide personal attention and direct benefits to children youth, aging and their families so they may live with dignity, achieve their desired potential and participate fully in society.