After the success of our Mahala Markets since running the pilot in Embo November 2018, we have decided to add our Mahala Markets to our core projects. We’d like to encourage our community to continue to donate their good condition pre-loved clothing and shoes (all ages and sizes), linen, accessories, hats, belts, bags, kitchen items such as good condition crockery, cutlery, tupperware for our Mahala Markets.
Our vision behind this ‘Market’ is to allow the Gogo’s in the community to shop for FREE and choose over 5 outfits each and other accessories such as shoes, hats, belts, bags etc for themselves – basically FILL the Robin Hood bags they are given with preloved clothes, linen, household items etc as well as take home a small hamper of groceries for their families. They get by on so little with their state pensions and in 9 out of 10 cases, they also have grandchildren in their care due to the ever increasing HIV stats.
The Mahala Market is also such an exciting day for the Gogo’s and Mkhulu’s that are invited through our community liaisons to attend, where they can choose something for themselves, a little treat that they so deserve but cannot afford. Hereby treating them all to a dignified ‘day out’ and free shopping experience.
Our community liaisons states that these projects greatly uplift the lives of the elderly Gogo’s and Mkulu’s we are serving, giving them hope as well as a bit of relief which is a blessing for them!
How you can help?
- Donate your preloved good condition clothes, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, linen, household goods etc
- Volunteer on the day
- Share this with your network
- Corporates – sponsor a Market
- Encourage your friends support and whatsapp your pic to 0766129060