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IGNITING and FOSTERING CHANGE

“If prostitution is a free choice, why are the women with the fewest choices the ones most often found doing it?” – Catherine MacKinnon

IGNITING and FOSTERING CHANGE

“If prostitution is a free choice, why are the women with the fewest choices the ones most often found doing it?” – Catherine MacKinnon

IGNITING and FOSTERING CHANGE

“If prostitution is a free choice, why are the women with the fewest choices the ones most often found doing it?” – Catherine MacKinnon

IGNITING and FOSTERING CHANGE

“If prostitution is a free choice, why are the women with the fewest choices the ones most often found doing it?” – Catherine MacKinnon

IGNITING and FOSTERING CHANGE

“If prostitution is a free choice, why are the women with the fewest choices the ones most often found doing it?” – Catherine MacKinnon

At Vheneka we do not accept cash donations at our premises or to any of our staff members. All donations should go directly through our bank account, or GivenGain, Payfast or Snapscan. We are a registered PBO and are able to issue donation certificates.  DONATE

Our Mission

To provide psychosocial support services, a transitional shelter, and skills building programme to assist women to exit prostitution, as a pilot programme that is sustainable and replicable across the country.

There are an estimated 167,000 prostituted people in South Africa. Most of them are women with children who end up further feeding the supply chain of prostitution. Helping these women to exit breaks this chain. 

%

of sex workers reported that their main reasons for selling sex were financial

research by Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce for the Western Cape in 2011 

According to the World Bank, the normal profile of a poor household in South Africa is rural and headed by a single, black female. This also the main group affected by prostitution and human trafficking. Vheneka wants to economically and psychologically uplift these women in hopes to end this pattern of abuse. 

News

A Widespread Mandela Impact

A Widespread Mandela Impact

The Vheneka office is quiet, the piping bags are abandoned, the oven is off, and sprinkles can be found littering the ground in obscure places. All of this is the aftermath of our amazing Mandela day project. This year Vheneka decided to give back to the community by...

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Mandela Day Preparation

Mandela Day Preparation

Culinary professor Pauline Koen showing 10 women a receipe for Chocolate Cupcakes which will be later prepared for Mandela Day. The rooms are filled with the smell of cupcakes here at Vheneka as we prepare for Mandela Day. Vheneka is a non-profit organization who...

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Mandela Day Thanks

Mandela Day Thanks

As the kitchen gets busy making over 100 cupcakes for SOS Children's Village, helping hands have joined in. Our supporters have allowed us to grow as an organization, as well as give back to our community. By donating baked goods to SOS, we hope that this serves as a...

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For Women, By Women

For Women, By Women

Vheneka is an anomaly in its field: a non-profit organization created by women, for women. According to the World Bank, only 39.23% of the world’s labor force was female in 2018. This news becomes even more disappointing knowing...

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Success Stories

She is now on the road to recovery with the support of her new family. Through the support from Vheneka, Anna is mending her relationship with her siblings and extended family, receiving psycho-social support and attends skills development classes

Anna ... read more

After acquiring leather crafting skills, she was able to start her own small business, an extremely empowering endeavor and step towards greater personal autonomy

Lisa ... read more

“I’m grateful that God kept me alive until now so that I can do something I’ve wished to do for a long time: to bring my future up so that my children can grow up with dignity. My future now is to grow up and do a business of leather crafting.”

Amana ... read more

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