In the world we live, there is so much need for assistance, care and financial support for so many. The Pride Lodges team has identified two organizations to which we have committed and pledged to assist in any way we can. The most defenceless are always children and animals. We have therefore chosen to support two amazing Associations – both of which work tirelessly to improve the conditions of children and the community and the other to protect and care for the endangered Rhinos of South Africa.
An orphan is a child who has lost one or both parents. Vulnerable children may have family but they are so poor that they are unable to provide for the basic needs of the child.
In 2006, a team of social developers and entrepreneurs purchased the abandoned mining town of Bulembu with a vision to restore it to a fully sustainable town, which provides care to over 350 orphaned and vulnerable children. Today, our variety of successful Community Enterprises such as the Bulembu Country Lodge, Bulembu Honey and Bulembu Water provide for the sustainability fund for our Community Care. Our children live in family homes with a caregiver, where they receive all they need, and we provide all children with a full education at Bulembu Christian Academy. The town has a thriving church and a clinic where all children receive health care. And so our vision is realised – raising up the next generation to be the future leaders of Swaziland.
Please visit the website https://www.bulembu.org/donate/child-sponsorship/
CARE FOR WILD
Rhinos in South Africa are now critically endangered due to rhino horn trafficking. Poaching is a constant threat to these magnificent animals and although the ‘’powers that be’’ in all the Reserves are doing all they can to prevent further poaching, it continues to happen.
Care For Wild offers a safe Sanctuary for the injured and orphaned animals who have suffered as a result of this awful crime. Pride Lodges is committed to doing our part and a share of profits is given to this amazing project.
Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary is located on a beautiful game reserve in the heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa, where we’ve set up a treatment and care centre where we can tend to injured or orphaned animals until they are well enough to be rehabilitated into the wild.
“’ Our mission is to save black and white rhinos from extinction. We are committed to rescue abandoned, injured, and orphaned rhinos and to rehabilitate them wherever possible. We enlist the help of veterinarians, nutritionists, ecologists, and other specialists, to ensure the successful rehabilitation and release of these animals””
If you have enjoyed your trip to South Africa and wish to help in any way, please contact the organization directly or email me and I will be happy to assist with the process