The following article orinially appeared in Breadlines: Volume 18, Issue 3. A publication by the Bread Bakers Guild of America.
By Daniel Leader, Guild Member and Co-owner of Bread Alone Bakery, Boiceville, NY
The multicolored door to the metal shipping container creaks open to reveal two South African women pulling honey-colored loaves from a shiny oven. Outside the newly painted doors, three children munch on fresh bread in the hot, dusty courtyard of Nkosi’s Haven. I stand aside and watch, dressed in my baker’s pants and chef’s coat, while a group of neatly dressed children begin to gather around their mothers and other community women who have assembled to witness the fledgling beginnings of what I cautiously hope will be the gateway to their health, healing and livelihood: The South African Whole Grain Bread Project.
All of us at Nkosi’s Haven would like to thank DQ&A for choosing to support Nkosi’s Haven, through KidsRights, by raising pledges and participating in the Royal 10 Run in the Hague Netherlands. The group generously raised €885 (roughly ZAR 8500). Thank you as well to KidsRights for continuing to support our work at Nkosi’s […]
All of us at Nkosi’s Haven and Village would like to sincerely thank everyone who volunteered 67 minutes of their time yesterday in celebration of Madiba’s birthday, and of the 67 years he has spent in service of South Africa and the world. A special thanks to Proteas cricketers Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Ryan McLaren and everyone at Cheesekids for Humanity for helping brighten the atmosphere at our Haven in Berea!
A very happy birthday as well to Nelson Mandela. You continue to be an inspiration to all of us at Nkosi’s Haven. Thank you for your support of Nkosi and all of the children in South Africa. Ilanga elimndandi kuwe! Imini emandi kuwe!Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! Ilanga elimnandi lamabeletho! Mahlatse letšatšing la matswalo! Letsatsi le monate la tswalo! Lusuku lwekutalwa loluhle! Ndzi tlangela siku ro velekiwa! Masego a Letsatsi la Matsalo! Duvha la mabebo lavhudi!
Please view the links below to see what other community members did to support Nkosi’s Haven and Village during thier 67 minutes:
“Kiss” When you’re a 10 year-old little boy, getting a kiss from your mother could be considered ‘yucky’. But what if you were the only kid at school who didn’t have a mother to give you a kiss? This is the plight faced by Aids orphans in South Africa. We would like to sincerely […]
During the World Cup we opened our doors and welcomed guests from around the world to visit our projects and see first hand all of the success stories we strive to create on a day to day basis with all of our Mom’s and Kids at Nkosi’s Haven Village. We were privledged have represtatives from […]