Ubunye Foundation

        Communities First

             COVID-19

             Rapid

             Response

Where communities lead...

The Ubunye Foundation is a non-profit organisation
based in the Eastern Cape of South Africa

with a reputation for innovative programmes

led by rural communities

Communities

FIRST

&

Partnerships

with an eye to

the Future

 

ENSURING FOOD RELIEF AND PROTECTION IS A COMMUNITY-OWNED INITIATIVE

Working with communities using an Asset Based Community Development approach means that

     The Ubunye Foundation has an established and trusted link with communities

     The Ubunye Foundation responds quickly and accurately to community needs

     The Ubunye Foundation ensures community ownership of the response

1. Establishing a two-way communication network
with communities through
WhatsApp

2. Community-led
distribution

of food relief

3. Women’s enterprise group ‘Uthando’ making Masks and
bottling sanitizer for community protection and
income generation

4. Maintaining access to
health care services
particularly for those
with chronic illnesses

PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHERS

Ubunye is collaborating with so many partners to ensure these COVID-19 Rapid Response initiatives are right on target.

For the recent community-led distribution of food relief all these people and agencies were involved: 

  IDENTIFYING THE NEED

  FOOD RELIEF FUNDS

  MAKING FOOD RELIEF  PACKAGES

  UNLOADING & LOADING

  MAKING FACE MASKS

  MANUFACTURING SANITIZER

  DESIGNING FUN LEARNING MATERIALS &

  PRINTING THOSE MATERIALS

  DELIVERING THE PACKS

  DISTRIBUTING THE PACKS

Build The future

As the Ubunye Foundation Reacts and Adapts to this emerging COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions, we also keep an eye to the future.

Ubunye and community partners are focussing on building food security alongside income generation

Sourcing and distributing vegetable seedlings and the components for building tower gardens for vulnerable households

Working with local spaza shops to restock, access local produce for resale and return to profitability

Planning with ECD sites, Clinics and Livelihoods groups for investment in long term, sustainable food supply systems including permaculture and aquaponics

Remembering those who are supporting
Ubunye Foundation with the COVID-19 Response:

HCI Foundation-eNCA COVID-19 Relief Fund
HCI Foundation
Distell Development Trust

Viiv HealthCare
Anglo American Chairman’s Fund
Thousand Currents

Jam
Rise Against Hunger
Southern Lodestar

 

SaveAct
Siyazisiza
Kwandwe Game Reserve
Rhodes University: Prof Rod Walker,
Rhodes University Community Engagement
Rhodes University Centre for Social Development

Ibhayi Laboratories Supplies
Lebone Centre

 

Savings & Credit Groups

Savings Credit Groups | Ubunye Foundation

3,084 savings and credit group members with total assets of R4,584,105.00

Clinic Outreach Services

Ubunye Foundation

972 people accessing quality health care through rural outreach services.

Uthando Product Range

Uthando Shop | Ubunye Foundation

28 Rural women earning a living for themselves and their households as micro-entrepreneurs.

LELETHU (it’s OURS)

Ubunye’s vision for 2020 and BEYOND

Where communities Lead…..

IN DESIGNING & CREATING CHANGE

Ubunye FoundationSIYAKHANA

(Supporting each other)

A community-led programme structure that puts the community in the driving seat of change

IN education for life

ISISEKELO

(Foundation)

where communities create a strong foundation for young people to learn and succeed

IN savings and livelihoods

SINAKO

(We can)

where people are financially independent, creating thriving ‘green businesses’ that are set-up, owned and managed by them

IN health and wellness

MASIPHILE

(Let’s be healthy)

where communities know how to be healthy, make healthy choices and can reach quality health services

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Resources

Ubunye Foundation **2015-2020** The story so far...

**Lelethu** (it's ours) strategy 2021-2026

"Ubunye 2019" A community evaluation through Photos

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Director: Katy Pepper

Physical Address: 23 Hill Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
Postal Address: P O Box 448, Grahamstown 6140

Telephone: +27 (0)46 622 7896
Fax :+27 (0)46 622 7889

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