Thembalethu is a home-based care facility that provides support to more than 200 orphan headed households in the Shongwe Mission area. They provide food parcels, clothing, books, and toys to the children.
In some cases, they have placed an older child from one household in a home where two young children have been left on their own, creating a sub-family unit. Thembalethu's emphasis is on supporting the household rather than institutionalizing the children.
Oprah's Angel Network provided a grant to Thembalethu to support their general operating costs.