More about Ubuntu House
Ubuntu House is a part of the greater uMephi Project and is a place of safety / halfway house for newborn babies. These children have al been given up by their mothers, saved from abortions or are sometimes simply discarded after birth.
We are registered to take care of 12 babies at a time. Since the opening of the house in September 2003, we have cared for 224 babies, placed 215 with adoptive parents, and reunited some with their biological mothers. Our aim is to secure a home for these babies before they reach the age of 5 months old.
Our umbrella organization, the uMephi Project, has 1 such baby halfway houses under its wing. We also have 29 satellite houses, where older children have a home and a loving family – nurturing and equipping them for life. uMephi also has 5 “special needs” homes, where the sick and dying are cared for. There are 11 foster homes where HIV positive children are placed with a family who will make their lives as bright, happy and as healthy as possible up until their final days.