His name is Olivia

View: Hope starts with dignity Knowing the market. Olivia understands the market of cardboard and tin can recycling. He has his preferred and loyal clients who he sells to and who supports him. He earns up to R50 a day. Friends in high places. Olivia sits down with his friends who …

A man of God

Pati is a learned man and a man of God.  He was accepted into the Master’s program at UWC to study Biblical Theology, and wrote his dissertation on the central and peripheral themes and characters of the Bible. Unfortunately he couldn’t complete his Masters. As a homeless person he comes …

Small reminders

Gerome grew up on a farm and worked on a farm until he lost his job. Waiting in the queue to wash, Gerome’s friendly face and enthusiastic chatter reminded Janet Chadwick (previous fundraiser) that all people were once children with big dreams and delightful optimism. 

Our new name of hope

The Carpenter’s shop in now The Hope Exchange Our new name means exactly what it says: The Hope Exchange is a refuge, the place where the homeless of Cape Town can come to exchange life on the streets for a sense of hope and the promise of a better tomorrow. …