In cooperation with the Magaliesburg Group of Schools and BCDT, e’Pap has fed 158 families for over 3 months in Magaliesburg following the COVID-19 pandemic. People lost livelihoods overnight when lockdowns were announced, and the BCDT had to feed 150+ families starting the next day. They chose e’Pap as it was the most beneficial, nutritious food. The e’Pap Foundation donated seedlings from the Tlholego Ecovillage to BCDT at the beginning of lockdown, which they have grown to feed their HIV-positive children and residents of Magaliesburg. Our motto for our COVID-19 relief work was: Calm, Care, Connect, Share.
We have had “15 years of nutritional success” in Botshabelo, and look forward to having many more with your help.
Happy children remind us why we do what we do.
e’Pap has been working to provide nutritious meals in Botshabelo for 10+ years. Teaching sustainable and communal living, Botshabelo is home to over 250 orphans. A school, orphanage, medical clinic and village makes up this rural community, and e’Pap works tirelessly with the Botshabelo Community Development Trust (BCDT) to care for children whose families cannot, and children either orphaned by HIV/AIDS or living with it.
When you talk about food, you talk about the big commercial outlets and that’s absolutely unacceptable … we don’t want to eat junk anymore. We want nutritional food, and that is what e’Pap has done for us. They have gone across that divide by giving us a small meal with everything we need. – uGogo Marion
Care-workers at the BCDT have noted huge changes since they started feeding e’Pap to their children. From a staple of soya beans and pap (porridge) that provided no vitamins and made children feel sleepy in the classroom, e’Pap helped them become “more awake, more vibrant”, and gave them the support to have “more energy to play after school”.