A Spring of Hope is a community development organization in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa.

At local schools, we install sustainable water and sanitation facilities, support school gardens, and fund student health and wellness programs. We provide a range of services and programs designed to promote self-sufficiency and mutual aid, including small-enterprise mentorship, organizing spaces, a robust community garden, and afterschool programs.

By promoting food security, access to clean water, and community development, ASOH seeks to empower rural South Africans to pave their own path into the future. Will you help us continue our fight for a more resilient South Africa?

Our Impact

Learn about A Spring of Hope’s partnership with primary schools in Mpumalanga South Africa.

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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 Unique Approach Makes Us Different

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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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Safer Kitchens

By improving the conditions of our partner school kitchens for the volunteers who prepare the meals, we create a healthier work environment and eliminate the time spent hauling wood and standing over large fires inhaling smoke.
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Girls Programs

Our Strong Girls Make Strong Women campaign helps empower young women by offering them the resources they need to stay in school, teaching life skills, setting S.M.A.R.T goals, and providing them with menstrual health products.
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A Spring of Hope is committed to contribute towards reducing poverty, unemployment, economic inequalities as well as creating value and improving standards of life in rural areas through the creation and support of micro-enterprises.
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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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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 outdoor classroom is also finished, with the first permaculture classes held in the fall of 2019. The construction of the main centre is underway and security cottage will be starting soon. The netting is finished for our permaculture gardens and we have been harvesting vegetables for our partner lodge, Thulani.