South Africa

Interpedia’s sponsorship program in South Africa

In the slums of Plastic City in Pretoria, nearly 7,000 people, including hundreds of small children, live in difficult conditions in a small area, in shacks made of cardboard, plastic and corrugated sheet metal.

Although South Africa’s economy has grown rapidly, the majority of the population lives in poverty and the country has high unemployment and crime rates. Plastic City’s families are mostly paperless immigrants from neighboring countries and poor South Africans who have no other place to settle.

Plastic City residents live without running water, drainage or waste management. There is a bad rat problem in the area and fires have raged in the shack village, making the area particularly dangerous for children. People live in hopeless conditions and newborn babies have been found abandoned on the outskirts of the area.

 

We need new monthly donors and sponsors

With your support, we supply food, clothing and hygiene items for families with children in Plastic City. We provide children with access to a doctor and support the operation of a kindergarten and preschool in the area so that children can start school.

Your donation to a Plastic City child will support the whole family and community. Become a monthly donor or sponsor – it is also possible to get a named sponsored child from the Plastic City slum.

Support children’s rights in South Africa through donations

 

Our partner in South Africa:

SA Cares For Life – Plastic City support program