Facts and Figures:
Start of Project: January 2017 / Official Opening: April 2017
Babies cared for: 6 newborns, 2 toddlers, 2 young children
Babies placed in adoptive families (after 3-6 months): 4
Returned to family of origin: 2
Young child passed to another place of safety: 1
Type of organisation: Temporary place of safety (In our home mother's name, who is registered with CMD through Social worker Gre Erasmus) & Non Profit Company (for St Martin's Village - PBO Nr. 930058969)
Current Capacity: 6 children from newborn up to the age of 6
Staff: Tracy Koen (home mother/social auxiliary worker), Sheila Sibiya, Duduzile Xaba and Philisiwe Sibisi (carers) , Nelisiwe Nkosi (domestic), Spamandla Sabelo Mtshali and Thulani Tshablala (gardeners/handy men/animal husbandrers).
Official Volunteers: Rosmarie Böhmer (Coordinator), Juliane Schütte (Treasurer), Liesel Beneke (spokesperson).
Board of Directors: Vaughan Southey (chairman), Lutz Böhmer, Pastor Thomas Beneke
Monthly Budget: Approx. R 35 000 (see financial statement )
Biggest Expenses: Rent (with the first right of purchase) and Wages
Community Enterprises (fund-raising, training and community building): broiler chicken project & community vegetable garden including pecan orchard
Medium term plans: renovate cottage at the back of property to accommodate carers, volunteers and possibly interns.