May 2019


A current major problem in South Africa is the supply of Electricity. Investment in the productivity of electric over the years has been underfunded, leaving a system which cannot cope. Eskom the supplier is having to have outages, cutting off power for various regions sometimes for hours. No light no cooking facilities etc. This has meant that Cynthia has had problems cooking for the children. Well we have helped by funding the purchase of a wood fired stove. The children collect wood and Cynthia cooks on the stove. It really does get cold in Swellendam in winter and this is already helping significantly not just for cooking but helping keep the children warm.


 Welcome to The Cooper Street Project, Swellendam, South Africa

Children in this very poor community are being fed on a daily basis from a private house in Cooper Street, by Cynthia Tobias. Conditions in the community are very bad and most houses do not have running water.  There is very little electricity – candles are used which are particularly dangerous, and there is no heating. Children are being born and growing up in these towns and they know no other life.

Cynthia welcomes these children into her home with open arms, most children come from backgrounds where they may not get a meal each day so here they can seek refuge, play as children should play, they each receive nice hot meal and they just love it here.

We think Cynthia herself deserves a medal.