LIV Makana has started some new developments in Grahamstown. Our reporter, Shannon Frost, brings you the latest updates.
LIV Makana is slowly beginning to make a difference and establish itself with the support of local businesses in Grahamstown. LIV Makana successfully launched a soup kitchen last month to feed the hungry in collaboration with the Frontiers Church.
LIV is a registered NPO that aims to raise the next generation of leaders in South Africa. LIV places orphaned and vulnerable children into a family environment with a trained foster mother and school facilities. It also ensures that all physical needs of their children are met. LIV currently has an established village at Cottonlands, KwaZulu-Natal that fosters 600 children. Their future plans are to have several villages across the country and restore South Africa.
CEO of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, Lara Kruiskamp, is leading the new development and is optimistic that the village will be up and running by 2018.
One of her early ambitions was to launch a soup kitchen within Grahamstown and grow LIV Makana from that. LIV Makana launched their own independent Facebook page that actively informs their development and activity. Kruiskamp openly invites the public to volunteer their time to help cook for the soup kitchen at Haricot’s Deli & Bistro or serve soup at Victoria Primary.
LIV Makana illustrates each soup kitchen day and gives thanks to every local business for their support. Kruiskamp and LIV Makana have received support from Haricot’s Deli & Bistro, Victoria Primary, Tip Top Butchery, Pick ‘n Pay, Graeme College, Buco, French Quarter, Revelations, and Suzi-Q. She thanks each business individually and says how, “There are some amazing local businesses in Grahamstown who have been so supportive of LIV Makana…thank you for your generosity and kindness!”
Read more about LIV Makana with Embizweni.