Safer Kitchens and Healthier Helpers!

This year we are asking for your help to make a healthier work environment for Norah Sithole and all the “lunch moms” at our partner schools. These amazing women wake up at four in the morning, walk a long distance to school, harvest wood, and start a fire, which needs to burn throughout the morning to cook the daily pap meal (maize). We would like help them by supplying propane tanks and burners. By improving the conditions of their kitchens we can help these women spend more time with their family and less time hauling wood, standing over large fires, and inhaling smoke. With your donation we can give back to these dedicated women and give them a healthy work environment where they are celebrated for their hard work and dedication to the school.

Permaculture Centre Progress

Thanks to our generous supporters we have reached our goal.

We raised enough for the construction of the centre and broke ground on July 2018. Since then, we have made significant progress. The sanitation buildings are complete and the classroom will be receiving its roof shortly. The next phase will be construction of the main centre and security cottage. The netting is finished for our first permaculture garden and we have started planting seedlings. We are excited to hold our first classes in 2019.

Our Unique Approach Makes Us Different

Of course we think we are different, and we think you will too. Watch this informative video to see what we mean.
We have touched the lives of over 70,000 individuals directly through our work in the WASH+ areas: WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene + Permaculture Education. Here are some of the highlights of what we are doing in each area.

Our Vision

We seek to combat severe poverty in rural South Africa. If rural schools have the appropriate resources to invest in their students, students can be better equipped for fulfilling employment and leadership in and out of the workplace. A Spring of Hope invests in the development of South Africa’s future leadership so that they can, in turn, address pressing problems in their communities.


The core of our program is to provide water to underprivileged schools. When schools get a reliable source of fresh, clean water the health of students improves and economic development can begin.
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Once schools have water, they can begin to cultivate gardens.  We provide them with seeds and irrigation equipment, and school staff learn how to maximize resources through our permaculture program.
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Most rural schools only have crude, unhygienic pit toilets which spread disease. Because water tends to be scarce in this region, environmentally-friendly waterless toilets are the best solution.
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A Spring of Hope is proud to work with several organizations who are equally as committed to stimulating economic development in impoverished rural South African communities and improving the lives of South African school children.

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