Mawubenathi Handicraft Shop
Rob Kluge of the Hilton Methodist Church with the support of the Atonement Lutheran Church, Missoula, Montana, started the Masibumbane HIV/AIDS Mission in 1999. Masibumbane HIV/AIDS Mission is a registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation made up of Christians from various church denominations who have felt called to serve people living with HIV/AIDS. The Mission endeavors to give substance to the teaching of Jesus Christ to care for those in need.
Currently the Mission only works in Mpophomeni (Zulu for 'waterfall'), a small township near the town of Howick that is 120 km west of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The level of unemployment in the township, with its population of about 35000 mainly Zulu people, is more than 80%. At one time, up to 25 people a week were dying there from AIDS or AIDS-related causes. Typically the breadwinner in the family succumbs to AIDS leaving behind families of grandmothers and orphans or child-headed families.
The Mission is directly accountable to the leadership of the Hilton Methodist Church.
Non Profit Organisation:
Reg. No. 0 38-801NPO
Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation:
Reg. No. 930 022 643
Reg. No. Pending
Reg. No. 1288461/4
Auditors: M.Q. Sturgeon C.F.A. (SA)
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