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Embracing the values of Respect, Sanctity of Life and Love & Care, LITTLE EDEN is a registered non-profit organisation [001-827 NPO and PBO No.930/0000/03] providing life-long care to children and adults with profound intellectual disability, in two custom designed facilities geared to helping them reach their full potential.


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Ahmed owes his life to someone like you

When Ahmed and his elder sister were found years ago – abandoned in a cold, dank flat in the middle of Jo’burg – he was in a very bad way.

Every breath he took was a tortured wheeze, as he struggled to get air into lungs inflamed by bronchitis and chronic asthma. On top of that, he had an intellectual disability which prevented him from sitting or standing up.

After treatment in hospital, this little boy came home to us at LITTLE EDEN. In those early days, Ahmed often had to be rushed back to hospital for emergency treatment, and we came close to losing him several times.

donateBut, thanks to support from people like you, he receives the medication and physiotherapy he needs every morning to keep his lungs clear. And today, his condition has improved to the point where he can live safely at Elvira Rota Village, several kilometres away from the nearest hospital.

If Ahmed was the only one of our residents who depends on specialised physio treatment every day, we wouldn’t need to ask for your help. But there are about 50 children at LITTLE EDEN whose lives would be at risk without daily treatment.

Children with brain damage – especially those who lack mobility – have a tendency to develop chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Chest therapy plays a vital role in helping to eliminate mucus and keep lungs clear.

And then there’s little Ntheme, who has to be treated after every meal, because food particles find their way into her lungs when she swallows. These children literally depend on us – and you – for every breath they take.

So please will you make your contribution now towards life-saving physiotherapy, nebulisers and medication? With Spring just around the corner, allergies are at their worst right now - and your donation could literally help save a child's life.


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Please sms EDEN to 31239 @ 50c to opt-in for your MONTHLY contribution of R10. Should you wish to opt-out sms Stop EDEN to 31239 @ 50c.

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After many requests from our monthly donors, we have decided to save on postage by sending thank you letters with receipts only twice a year, together with your In Touch Newsletter, in January and May.

Should you wish to receive your receipts more regularly, kindly inform us at or call the office on 011 609 7246 and ask to speak to Nichollette Muthige.


Important notice to volunteers

LITTLE EDEN will not be accepting any new requests for community service or local volunteers after 30 September 2014 until early 2015. Schools and parents are advised to make arrangements prior to this date.

Please note that community service and programmes for local volunteers are only available during weekdays from 08:30 - 12:30. This includes school holidays but not December/January school holidays. NO weekends or Public Holidays!