KwaCare was founded in 1995 in an effort to reach our local community – Kwadabeka. Shortly after becoming the senior pastor of His Church, our founder, Fiona Des Fontaine, established KwaCare as a way to meet the needs of KwaDabeka, with the long-term vision of seeing the community transformed.
Today KwaCare is a registered Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation and has brought hope and transformation to the lives of thousands of people.
KwaDabeka is a township community (urban slum) near Durban (in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa). The community was developed in the 1960s as a temporary settlement for migrant laborers. Today more than 100,000 people live here. Many families live below the poverty line in shacks and other makeshift homes with no running water or electricity.
Unemployment, sickness, lack of service delivery and crime make it difficult for people to break the devastating cycle of poverty in their lives. Across South Africa, stats show that half of the students who start a schooling career aren’t able to complete it and this is damaging futures everywhere.