Over 10 Years of Coming Home

IMG 3442 1 Building Hope in Khayelitsha Yiza Ekhaya means come home. And that is the perfect name for the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen. It’s a safe space, that provides food, care and support while building the local community. A place that over 250 children and adults in need can come home to in one…

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We’re Giving to Yiza Ekhaya this Season. Join us!

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return” – Nelson Mandela Have you heard of the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen? This fantastic charity is run by the incredibly warm hearted Mama Mickey in her Kuyasa community in Khayelitsha. Mama Mickey is…

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Celebrating Mandela Day at Yiza Ekhaya

We’ve been running a winter donations drive for our favourite soup kitchen, Yiza Ekhaya. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff, clients and friends of GREEN HOME who generously donated. Last week, on a wet and wintry Mandela Day on 18 July 2019, we drove to Khayelitsha to drop the goods off.…

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Charity in Cape Town – Yiza Ekhaya Donations Needed

With Mandela day around the corner and the cold weather creeping in, we’re running a donations drive to help Mama Mickey keep all the children warm and fed at the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha. Yiza Ekhaya provides food, shelter and a safe space to 250 children in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the country.…

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Mandela Day Trip To Yiza Ekhaya in Khayelitsha

On Saturday the 22nd of July 2017 – the GREEN HOME team, alongside some super star volunteers and the amazing people at Symbols on Silk and Food & Trees for Africa, headed out to Mama Nomphilo’s, Yiza Ekhaya in Khayelitsha. Natural material based buildings require more upkeep than that of traditional buildings, due to their organic inclination…

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Growing Hope at Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen

On 16 December we celebrated Reconciliation Day with a fun, and delicious, fundraiser at Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.  Mickey, who founded and runs the soup kitchen, was our host for the day. On arrival, she gave us a warm welcome and took us on a tour of the new hemp building and veggie…

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