A heartfelt Thank you to Kambua International for its generous donation. Funds raised through a golf tournament at Bro Hof golf club in Stockholm Sweden. It allows us to continue our important work supporting the most vulnerable in the townships outside Cape Town; through nutrition, education and employment.


"Louise Persson from Gothenburg, Sweden, will be visiting South Africa for the fifth time this October. Prior to the trip, she collected money to build a bulletproof kindergarten in one of Cape Town's townships.

"It hurts so badly that it's even necessary," she says.

Louise Persson traveled to South Africa for the first time in 2009 to visit her aunt.
"I went to the townships and saw how people were living. That's where it started”, she says.

In October, she will make her fifth trip to the country. She works as a volunteer for "A Reaching Hand", started by her aunt in 2010. Last year Louise collected money for food for a school, this time her collection goes to a kindergarten in Cape Town.

"It is located in a township controlled by gangsters. The kindergarten has been directly affected by shootings. We will collect money for a new building and the cheapest and most effective is to rebuild a container. There will be windows, walls, doors and ventilation added.

How does it feel that a bulletproof kindergarten is needed?

"I almost do not know what to say, it hurts so badly in my heart. At the last shooting, they said that the children had sat down on the ground and put their fingers to their mouth to be silent. When I heard about it I just broke down." 

For safety reasons, Louise will not be able to visit the children in the daycare. However, some of the money will go towards her taking them for an outing. During her weeks in the country, she will also visit the organization's other projects and help where it is needed.

"It will be busy weeks," she says.

You've been to South Africa five times, what makes you go back?

The people. As I leave, it feels like I leave half my heart behind. I feel fullfilled and at home. The work is incredibly rewarding, I really see that it is useful, the gratitude and happiness of them is priceless.

At the time of writing, the collection is approximately 24,000 kronor. Louise will continue to raise money until she travels on October 3."

At the time of this Facebook posting, Louise has arrived in South Africa and is extremely grateful to have raised a total of 52.500 SEK from all your generous donations.


Vi vill tacka all fantastisk personal på Danilo Bergakungen och Kungstorget som de senaste 2 veckorna har under en vecka var, skänkt sin dricks till A Reaching Hand. Detta blev otroliga 20.240 kr!! 

Vi är så tacksamma att ni valde att hjälpa oss att göra livet bättre för de mest utsatta i Kapstadens kåkstäder.

På bilderna är en del av den härliga personalen som har varit med och hjälpt till att göra detta möjligt!

Tack snälla!

We would like to thank all the amazing staff at Danilo Bergakungen and Kungstorget who in the last 2 weeks gave their tip to A Reaching Hand – this amounted to an incredible 20.240 KR!! 

We are so grateful that you chose to help us make life better for the most vulnerable in Cape Town's townships.

The pictures below are some of the wonderful staff who have helped to make this possible!

Thank you!


A week ago Ethan met up with Karin Hoole of A Reaching Hand to do a cheque hand over.

For those of you who do not know, Ethan started his fund raising at the beginning of this year and with the help of KidsBoost and his family he reached his goal of $1000. Ethan donated the money to A Reaching Hand NGO.

The money will be used to print the book "Dot and Frank" written by Ethan. The book will be part of a care package that will be handed out to kids in the poor areas of Cape Town, SA.

Ethan's goal is to help kids who live in disadvantaged communities. The care package will consist of the book, colouring pencils, toothbrush and a healthy snack. The bags are being made by our sewing ladies in Scottsdene, as seen in the pictures. They are very thankful to Ethan for creating this job opportunity to help them earn a living that helps them feed their families.

Thank you to everyone, especially his mom Kari and sisters, who helped him to make his dream a reality. Thank you to all who have contributed.

We at A Reaching Hand thank Ethan from the bottom of our hearts.  He is such an inspiration!!! Thank you Ethan for your drive, energy, compassion and love for the less fortunate kids in South Africa.

We are planning a launch event with the kids in Khayelitsha closer to the end of October. All the kids will receive a care package. You are going to make many kids very happy! Watch this space!

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