In March, I had the opportunity to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo, with thanks to the KZNCC. During this lockdown period, they have been part of driving the COVID-19 HOPE VOUCHERS,
"Hope Vouchers! Local community leaders and church networks identify vulnerable households in their communities. Beneficiaries receive an SMS voucher on their phone which can be used at any Shoprite, PicknPay, Usave, Checkers or Boxer store. At R410, 98% of this cost goes directly to beneficiaries."
This initiative is inclusive to South African families in need as well as the foreign national community, which ties in with my aforementioned trip and work done with the Congolese diaspora in Durban.
I am selling a photography e-book to raise funds toward their vouchers. An e-book is R250, with R205 going toward the KZNCC. The publication includes, 50 pages with photographs, an artist statement, a foreward by Dave Mann and a write up by Youlendree Appasamy. Thanks to Paulo Menezes for photography selection assistance.