Little Eden Foundation Onlus Home
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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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Home is where the heart is

We all need to feel a sense of belonging ... and those with profound intellectual disability are no different. That's why, when Samantha goes to visit her mom and dad and brothers, after a few hours she starts asking for 'school-school' – her name for LITTLE EDEN.

Sammy is fortunate to have a supportive and caring family (unlike many of our other residents). But still, this is the place where she's happiest. She finds the structured routine in Lilac wing reassuring; she has friends with similar abilities; and there are always caring people around to watch over her – day and night.

This is important because Sammy has the mental age below that of an 18 month old – she doesn't understand that touching a hot stove is dangerous. She also suffers from seizures, and if she has one during the day she falls into a deep sleep afterwards – and then cannot sleep at night.

So you see why it's imperative that we can continue to offer Sammy a home here at LITTLE EDEN for the rest of her life. And we can only do this if people like you help us.


With all our children and adults needing 24 hour nursing care in a safe and secure environment – as well as food, clothing, medical treatment and therapy to keep them healthy and stimulated – costs mount up.

The truth is that without donations from generous people like you, LITTLE EDEN would not have been able to keep on caring for children and adults with profound intellectual disability for the past 48 years.

So please will you consider making a donation online now. Your gift – large or small – helps ensure that our 'family' of 300 very special children and adults will always have a place to call home.

Thank you and may God bless you.

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Let's keep in touch via email

We are currently looking at various ways to try and minimise costs and to save where we can. Please let us have your email address (if you haven't already done so) so that we can email thank you letters and receipts and save on postage costs. Thank you!

SMS to donateDonate R10 per month by phone

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

Please contact Nichollette Muthige on 011 609 7246 to arrange accumulation of your community service hours at LITTLE EDEN.

Please note: Community service hours may only be accumulated during weekdays, from 08:30 to 12:30. NOT IN THE AFTERNOONS, WEEKENDS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

Students are advised to arrange to do community service during school holidays.

Final date for community service this year is 30 September 2015.