Abaphumeleli Place of Safety

Abaphumeleli was established as a place of safety for vulnerable children in 2004 by founder and director Evelyn Makasi. Located in Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha, Abaphumeleli houses children who have been abused or neglected, whose parents have passed away, or who otherwise have no one to look after them. Many of the children are HIV-positive. At present, 33 children live in two homes situated side-by-side: one that houses Evelyn, her husband, and the older children, and one that houses the younger children and their caregivers.