Kwakwati Community Home Based Care

Date: May 14, 2015
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Kwakwati Community Home Based Care is a non-profit organization operating at Ambergate Village .The organization is under local municipality of Blouberg, Capricorn District. We are registered as non- profit organization and our ref no 047-715.We serve 376 clients on a regular daily basis. The area has more Chronic Diseases and a high rate of unemployment. Social problems related to this area are more orphans and vulnerable children who are in need of food parcels and grant. We refer them to Social Workers for assistance in getting grants also referring them to Drop-in centres for food support and education assistance. Those who need the birth certificate are referred to Home Affairs and SASSA for social grants. Sanitation is the major problem in the community where some were provided with free toilets while others were not. Water is also the main problem in the community as we get water in some days of the week. Transport is very scares we get only buses and taxis in the morning and they return in the afternoon. No mountains around this area only one river called Seepabana and enough land for cultivation. According to our area there is very high rate of teenage pregnancies, substance abuse and liquor stations were youth stay there at night drinking alcohol and consuming substance. After being addicted to all this things they results into unprepared and unprotected affairs. This led youth to STI ’s and HIV/ AIDS infections and also transmissions. The community is Affected by this and need more education and counseling. Kwakwati CHBC is working very hard to decrease this rate by door to door campaigns, Health educations at schools and awareness campaigns, giving people the information. TB, Malnutrition results due to poverty. We also distribute condoms to high rate areas like Cafe ’s, Taverns and Shops.

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