LIV Village opened in Durban in 2011, from a vision planted by God in the heart of Tich Smith. Since then, LIV has expanded to 5 more villages and community projects, in various stages of development, with more growth to come. 

Due to the expansion of the LIV footprint, LIV Central was launched to oversee and govern the growth of our Villages and projects – with a focus on stewarding the organization, scaling the impact, sustaining the growth, and serving the village leaders. 

LIV Central is a registered NPC with a national board of governors and an executive management team who have been selected to bring a combination of sound spiritual oversight, wisdom, practical guidance, and transparent good governance

Every village is a separately registered NPC with its own PBO and NPO registration and governing Board of Directors. 

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with LIV for B-BBEE and view our recent Annual Reports, please click here.

LIV Group Structure

El Roi Baby Home Currently Closed

The El Roi Baby Home is currently closed as we are working fervently with DSD and our local municipality to re-register our home as a Child and Youth Care Centre. Please join us in praying for favour, provision, wisdom and peace as we wait on the process to be completed as soon as the Lord would allow. For more information about this process, please send us an email at