Ways you can support Wola Nani

-Donate items from our Wish List

Everyday toiletries are a luxury for the majority of Wola Nani clients. Donations of the following will be gratefully received: Vaseline, roll on deodorant, soap, body lotion, shampoo, disinfectant, sanitary protection for our young girl children.

In assisting our orphaned and other vulnerable children, we welcome gifts of:

Educational Toys; soccer balls, non perishable foods like tinned fish, rice and tinned meat;

All items are gratefully received.

You can also:

- Become a friend to Wola Nani through donations, support or interning
- Collaborate with the Income Generation Partnership Project
- Skills Development & Income Generation

Wola Nani was formed to help people living with HIV and AIDS access the services they need, and to create practical means for them to help themselves. With chronic unemployment and widespread discrimination against people living with HIV in South Africa, it soon became apparent that an urgent need to be met was the need to generate some income. Wola Nani responded with an Income Generation programme offering people living with HIV and AIDS the opportunity to earn a regular and sustainable income to deal with practical anxieties like feeding their families.

-The skills training and income generation project areas include:

1. Crafts Production
2. Partnership Projects

Crafts Production

"I started to make beading and bangles. It gave me some money … enough to eat. My skills were improving and I enjoyed being around supportive people. We shared our problems. It was a nice time for me."

Clients are engaged in low impact craft activities, in which they can be trained quickly and effectively and the products easily made at home. Products ranging from beaded bangles and AIDS ribbons to papier maché containers and picture frames are sold to Wola Nani and then marketed and sold overseas, at outlets nationwide and at Wola Nani’s shop at the central Cape Town office.

Making the crafts gives a sense of achievement along with providing therapeutic value and may even be continued should their health deteriorate, allowing a desperately needed source of income to continue. The project provides skills and a regular, sustainable income but more importantly it facilitates empowerment through the clients’ ability to support themselves and their families. "Wola Nani helped a lot as I had no money to buy food. Making beaded ribbons and bangles means I can now buy food, vitamins and send my 2 children to school."

Monica's Story: Monica first came to know Wola Nani in 1997 when she was very sick. She is now well and enjoys working as a HIV lay counselor in a clinic, giving crucial information and counseling to pregnant mothers.