Phone: Aziza – 071 117 9474
Born to serve others
For 25 years Aziza worked as a baby expert and child psychologist in the UK. Today she is back in South Africa, saving the lives of children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned. Aziza’s childhood, as well as her years abroad, definitely prepared her for the immense responsibility she has taken on. At present, Aziza has 11 children in her care at Peace Home where she not only sees to their material needs, but showers them with love and acceptance as well.
The birth of a feeding scheme
The Covid-19 pandemic has left many of South Africa’s most vulnerable communities in an even more precarious position. Thankfully, an increasing number of organisations and individuals such as Aziza are committed to help those most affected by the pandemic. While the lockdown may have been necessary to ‘flatten the curve’ of the pandemic, it also robbed many households of their already-meagre earnings, leaving them on the brink of starvation. Aziza saw the immense need in the community and so the #Kindness Peace Home Covid-19 Feeding Scheme in association with RPJ Helping Hands was born.
Food insecurity has far-reaching consequences
A lack of food can lead to a range of physical and mental health concerns. A balanced diet is required for a strong immune system – something which is an absolute must during the current pandemic. Unfortunately, vulnerable South Africans are at a high risk of micronutrient deficiency, specifically Vitamin A and Iron. A lack of Vitamin A impairs the immune system, while low iron levels leads to anemia, fatigue, and dizziness. Hunger and micronutrient deficiencies are also known to have a negative impact on school attendance, cognitive capacity, death rates of young children and mothers, and disease immunity.
Through the #Kindness Peace Home Covid-19 Feeding Scheme, Aziza aims to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable individuals by providing them with either a cooked meal or take-home rations.
The #Kindness Peace Home Covid-19 Feeding Scheme currently has feeding stations set up in the following areas:
- Valhalla Park
- Hanover Park
- Squatter camps in Athlone
- A farm bordering the N7
- Joe Slovo
- Summer Greens
On average, the feeding scheme feeds 1,500 individuals every day. Over weekends this figure often rises to over 2,000. While Aziza and her team do everything in their power to provide food to as many people as possible, they are reliant on donations from the public to acquire the necessary supplies.
Individual and corporate donations are urgently required in order for the feeding scheme to continue servicing the vulnerable communities in and around Cape Town. No donation is too big or too small and every Rand will go towards making a difference in someone’s life.