18 November: World Day of the Poor

Mandeni, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

45 % of the employable population are unemployed.

77 % of those, who are employed,
earn such low wages
(less than 110 € per month)
that they are still living
in poverty!

Source: „Mandeni Municipality Draft Integrated Development Plan 2012 – 2017"


The Order of Malta's South African Relief Organisation fights this poverty on every day.

The vicious cycle of poverty
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and the projects of Blessed Gérard's Care Centre

We established and provide a comprehensive and holistic system of care through Blessed Gérard's Care Centre by running:

Health Care Projects: AIDS-Care, Hospice, Poor Sick Fund

Child Care Projects: Pre-Primary School, Children's Home, Malnutrition Clinic, Bursary Fund

Relief and Social Care Projects: Relief Fund, First Aid & Emergency ServiceDisaster Relief



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