South Africa

Hunger in South Africa

Sunny South Africa is how the nation is lovingly referred to because of its long sunny days and blues skies. Since 1994, South Africa has been on a path of reconciliation following years of apartheid. The country is rich in natural resources including gold, diamonds, and platinum and has well developed infrastructure.

The diverse population is made up of 54 million people of which 36 percent of South Africans live in poverty driven by a 25 percent unemployment rate. Unemployment is concentrated in the country’s townships—the underdeveloped urban areas surrounding the major cities—where nearly 60 percent of the population is without work. The children living within these townships are the most vulnerable to the impacts of poverty.

As a country, South Africa measures food poverty. About 20 percent of the population fall below this line meaning one-fifth of South Africans cannot purchase enough food to meet their nutritional needs. For the hungry, lack of proper nutrition keeps them from living to their fullest potential.   

Our Impact in South Africa

As Outside the Bowl Global, we are proud to offer VitaKidz, a life-changing product that addresses the pressing issue of childhood malnutrition. Our mission is made possible through the generous support of donations. With the help of compassionate individuals, organizations, and communities, we can provide VitaKidz, a highly nutritional instant energy meal, to children in need. By relying on donations, we ensure that this vital resource reaches Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers, schools, faith-based organizations, and other partners who work tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa. Together, through the power of giving, we can make a significant impact, transforming the lives of young ones by providing them with the nourishment they deserve for a brighter and healthier future.

Contact our Africa Director if you would like to get more information on how to get involved.

Loren Erasmus

+27 73 627 1709

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