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Throughout the past years, we have been working to build community through supporting youths to create and implement their own solutions to prevailing challenges they are facing.

We are only able to do this work if others partner with us to invest in a more just future.

Your support where you can would be most appreciated.

Donate for Covid-19 Response

The lock down is challenging the communities around us in painful ways. A shared single room with no running water and no cash or food reserves to see you through, or internet to connect with the outside world, can in itself be fatal.

We believe that if we distribute our resources more evenly, we can figure this out together.

The time to do that is now.

Our focus lies on food supply, support for vulnerable households and logistical and administrative support for small community bodies that lack these structures. We are working closely with Vrygrond United 4 Change and Muizenberg CAN, a part of the Cape Town Together Initiative.

We are determined to ensure that our responses are designed to build resilient systems that can carry us through not just the next few months of uncertainty, but the next few years and into the future.




New Kitchen Set-ups


Kitchens Running


Meals per Day


Dignity Packs


Community Mapping

Support a community mobiliser for a week

  • 3 hours Airtime
  • 2GB Data
  • 62,5 kWh Electricity
  • Food & Essentials

R1000 / $53 / E50

Ref: Mapping


Dignity Packs

Support 5 woman with monthly toiletries

  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Sanitizer

R350 / $20 / E18

Ref: Dignity Packs


Food Security

A Meal a Day

A meal a day for a week for 100 children

  • Food
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Safety & Sanitation

R7000 / $385 / E355

Ref: Meal a day


Solidarity Supplies

Support a family of six for a week with:

  • Basic nutritious foods
  • Toiletries
  • Electricity, airtime & data

R500 / $27 / 18E

Ref: Home support




Help get things where they need to go

  • Stipend
  • Petrol
  • Data & airtime
  • Food & essentials

R1000 / $53 / E50

Ref: Logistics


Start a Food Revolution

Set up a home with a starter pack

  • Compost
  • Seeding trays
  • Seeds

R350 / $20 / E18

Ref: Grow Food


Long Term Planning

Create a Resource Hub

Help build the resource library

  • Laptop
  • Smart phone
  • Router
  • 2 year data contract

R25000 / $1300 / E1200

Ref: Resource Hub


Help Grow Resilience

Sponsor a community garden set up

  • Soil & compost
  • Seeds & seedlings
  • Tools & labour

R25 000 / $1300 / E1200

Ref: Grow Food


Amava Oluntu’s mission is promote community resilience by reconnecting individuals to themselves, each other and the natural world to foster social and environmental justice. We need your support to make this a reality. Amava Oluntu is a Public Benefit Organisation (No: 9180905185). Your donation is tax deductible in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act, 1962. For a Tax Certificate/Receipt please contact us.

Muizenberg Community Action Network is a group of more than 150 volunteers from Muizenberg coming together to take care of each other as a collective in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We join over 70 community action networks (CANs) as part of the greater Cape Town Together initiative.

  • Community response to Covid-19 in Muizenberg
  • Develops new systems and logistics
  • Collaborating closely with Vrygrond

Vrygrond United 4 Change is a group of around 30 volunteers from Vrygrond / Capricorn and Overcome Heights seeking to create resilient strategies to get their communities through what the future may bring.

  • Community response to Covid-19 in Vrygrond
  • Develops new systems and logistics
  • Collaborating closely with Muizenberg CAN

AMAVA OLUNTU is a Muizenberg based NPC that works to build community through supporting youths to create and implement their own solutions to prevailing challenges they are facing.

  • Fundraising and Administration of Covid-19 response in Muizenberg and Vrygrond
  • Focus on leadership support and mentoring of mobilizers in Vrygrond