About Us

Mama Ntombi’s Community Projects is a registered Public Benefit Organisation that was established in 2007 as a result of identifying the alarming poverty stricken lifestyle children were exposed to. Initially we adopted the Jika Joe and Ezinketheni informal settlements located within Pietermaritzburg city.  Our organisation grew over the years, and through God’s grace, we developed the ability to expand our footprint in December 2014 by adopting a poor area in Northdale.

Our focus is on children as they are the most vulnerable members of society. They are innocent lives that have not been the reason why they are living in destitute situations. Most of the children are orphaned and living with elderly grandmothers, care givers, or child-headed households. But we cannot isolate the children from the community so we offer various forms of support to the greater community. The children have done nothing to deserve the destitute situations they find themselves in. Our main objective is to provide HOPE for a brighter future.

Our History

MNCP began as a ministry of The Christian Fellowship church in Easter 2007 in the adjacent Jika Joe Informal Settlement.  Dedicated men and women from the Church sponsored meals for the children and spent their Sunday afternoons ministering to them.  This was named the Wayside Sunday School because we met under a tree for shelter. In 2008, Mrs Joyce Dlamini who was Pastor Chris’ domestic helper visited the Wayside Sunday School at Jika Joe and pleaded with us to do something for the children in her community Ezinketheni Informal Settlement (formally known as Mattisons). It is here where Calvin and Yolland Chetty started  the second informal settlement ministry.

We are now formally registered as Mama Ntombi’s Community Projects and developed focus areas (education, health, community development, and sports and welfare) stemming from the needs identified at the adopted areas. Our programmes are operational on a daily basis with exception to Saturdays and public holidays. We care for minimum 450 children in Jika Joe and the Ezinketheni Informal Settlements every Sunday. Along with 30 children in the Northdale area called Rawat Circle.

Our staff compliment comprises of a programme manager and fundraiser, field worker,  and play therapist. Other active members of the organization are full-time, part-time, or ad hoc volunteers who play a pivotal role in the efficient running of programmes.  These volunteers range from career men and women, students, and pensioners.  MNCP has grown over the years and attracted organizations whose contributions make a distinctly positive influence towards our organization reaching its goals. We are extremely grateful to each and every person or organization who gives their time or resources to the benefit of our innocent children.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.  I needed clothes and you clothed me.  I was sick and you looked after me.  I was in prison and you came to visit me.”  Matt 25:35-3

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