Siya Kolisi, Rachel Kolisi and Zelda Le Grange, Nelson Mandela’s long-time personal assistant have teamed up with a not-for-profit organisation to commemorate Madiba’s birthday.
The Kolisi Foundation, Le Grange and the Inani Start Well Foundation have supported over 600 beneficiaries with food parcels as part of their Mandela Day initiative. The parcels were put together to support a family of six for at least a month during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Childhood stunting affects a child’s ability to learn, develop and ultimately grow into their full potential. Bonang Mohale, former CEO of Business leadership SA said: “Investing in a stunting free South Africa should be everybody’s business”.
Inani Inani Start Well Foundation is in the process of building the country’s first not-for-profit whole food factory in South Africa. They needed donations to help raise capital to make the country’s first wholefood factory a reality. This food factory’s sole purpose is to manufacture nutrient-dense morning meals at low costs for children from poverty-stricken communities.
Inani Start Well Foundation said the need for providing children with nutritious meals was heightened during the Covid-19 lockdown. They said the effects of Covid-19 on childhood stunting rates were already astronomical and were continuing to grow as children were deprived of nutritious food.
Org van der Wath, Executive Director of the Inani Start Well Foundation, said: “Due to the low-profit margins, traditional financing institutions are not interested in assisting us with loan funding. We have already secured 65% of the required capital and need your assistance to make our dream a reality,” he said.