Nazareth House is a non-profit, charitable organization, which has served the communities in South Africa for over 130 years.
The Sisters of Nazareth have opened their doors to the poorest of the poor in caring for the sick, destitute, aged and under privileged, orphaned children.
Poverty-stricken communities often abandon or neglect children with special needs and the frail elderly who are dependent on the goodwill of others. Being ostracized by the community because of poverty, age and disability is not a rare occurrence. Many families disown or abuse their children because their disability is a burden on them or their medical status may be exposed and the family ridiculed because of it. Their conditions demand expert care, which low-income families cannot afford emotionally or financially. Nazareth House provides medical and relational care regardless of religious affiliation to the most vulnerable elderly and children. Our comprehensive approach ensures that we address all levels of Children’s and Elderly development and health, albeit on an intellectual, emotional and/ or physical level. Our interventions are both programmatic and systematic in nature as it allows children to live healthy and contributing lives, regardless of their circumstances. Through our interventions, we have prevented these forgotten groups of children and elderly from experiencing further abandonment, abuse and ridicule and has created a homely environment. A place they can call “home"
The Southern African Region extends from Harare, Zimbabwe in the North, to Cape Town, South Africa in the South and includes ten Houses that provide
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I grew up in a small village in the West Country of England where for several years we were the only Catholics in the village.
My name is Sister Lorraine Akal. I am from the South African Region and my country of birth is South Africa.
Sister Bongani's story and Vision for the future of the Congregation was given to a meeting of Regional Superiors and Chief Executives in November 2013
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