Mother of Peace Illovo 12th April 201720th April 2017 by motherofpeace Mother of Peace Illovo in Crisis Click here to learn more We’re a community for children who have been abandoned, orphaned or abused. Our work currently impacts 70 young lives – children who have come to us because of HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse or abandonment Sponsorship programmes Sponsor a child or even a teacher and help uplift lives. Gifts in kind Support our growing family with products and appliances. Learn about the issue There are 3.85 million orphans in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal has the largest child population in the country, where 27% are orphans. Source: Children’s Institute – University of Cape Town Here are three things that make us different. Family style living Six children are placed in each house, where they are nurtured, empowered and supported into adulthood – ensuring the best possible start for a new beginning. Sustainable farming Our vegetable gardens and poultry projects provide fresh produce and an alternative income source. Early childhood development Small class sizes and a wide variety of subjects provide exposure and specialised attention to each child.