GLORIFYING GOD BY SERVING THE VULNERABLE CHILDREN OF OUR NATION.
There are millions of children at risk in South Africa. LIV focuses on the solution by bringing hope and a future to the most vulnerable children. Together we can!
BRINGING CHANGE ON A LARGE SCALE
Everything we do at LIV is aimed at rescuing vulnerable children, restoring their lives, and raising up the next generation of leaders, leaving a legacy for those to come.
We’re passionate about unleashing the potential of every child. Each of our villages has its own unique programmes and initiatives, all designed to help children reach their full potential and become the stars they were created to be.
RESCUE A CHILD. RESTORE A LIFE. RAISE A LEADER. RELEASE A STAR.
LIV has a national footprint in South Africa, with our flagship village based in Durban. LIV Central is based in Umhlanga and responsible to oversee and steward the governance of LIV as we grow.
Click on any of our locations to explore current projects and find out how you can get involved to make a difference in your local community.
LIV Durban is our flagship village. It is a fully functioning village offering our children a family environment to grow up in, an onsite school, as well as tertiary training facilities for our children and the community. LIV Business helps us create jobs for our community and long-term
sustainability for the village.
LIV Cape Town:
LIV Cape Town operates an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Fisantekraal, where we provide access to high-quality education and holistic care for vulnerable children. Future plans include social enterprises that offer skills training and employment opportunities to the community. We also aspire to open a school dedicated to supporting children with learning challenges.
LIV Lanseria offers various life-giving programmes to the children in our care and the surrounding community. Through LIV Families, El Roi Baby Home, Refilwe preschool, Ithuteng afterschool and our Children's and Teen Ministry, we have a heart to serve the community by positively impacting the children in as many ways as possible.
LIV Langkloof provides a place of safety for vulnerable children in the Twee Riviere, Langkloof community. Here they receive loving holistic care, counselling and relief through various interventions so they can grow up to reach their full potential.
LIV Lukhanyso has been working closely with existing children's homes and vulnerable children within the Makhanda/Grahamstown community since 2016 and we eagerly await breaking ground on our 80-acre donated land.
LIV Thokomala has 11 homes across the country where vulnerable children are given natural family care from a foster mother within their local community so they can thrive and have hope for a bright future.
LIV Central was launched due to the expansion of the LIV footprint through more villages being onboarded, to oversee and steward the governance and growth of our villages and projects.
CHANGING LIVES AROUND SOUTH AFRICA
It takes many of us working together to bring lasting change in the lives of our children and the communities we work with. These are some of the ways we have served our communities and impacted lives with your help, in the past year:
children were impacted through Education across our nation
people received medical care through LIV at no cost
people received food through LIV across our nation
Total Beneficiaries impacted through LIV across South Africa
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BRINGING HOPE TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Read more about our latest news and the many stories of hope across our villages to see how our children’s lives and the lives of the people in the communities we work with, have been impacted.
Together we can!
Our story began from a vision birthed in the heart of Tich Smith in 1997, and after working in the Amaoti community for many years, LIV Village opened in Durban in 2011.
Since then, LIV has expanded to 5 more villages and projects across the country, which are in various stages of development with more growth to come.