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Welcome to

"Giving Hope to Communities in Pondoland"

About us

Registered as a non-profit organization, iThemba Kuluntu is a beacon of hope along the Wild Coast - Pondoland in South Africa, committed to empowering the vulnerable Mpondo communities. Inspired by our name, which translates to "Hope for Communities" in Xhosa, we are dedicated to driving positive, sustainable change and providing a voice for those marginalized by systemic oppression. Our engagement spans across multiple communities, focusing on alleviating the challenges brought on by poverty, unemployment, and historical injustices.

Born from a partnership with the very people we aim to support, iThemba Kuluntu has evolved from simple acts of kindness into a robust organization committed to community development, disaster relief, and human rights advocacy. Our work is a testament to the power of collaboration, respect, and shared vision, striving to uplift those in need through strategic, heartfelt efforts.

Our mission

At iThemba Kuluntu, we are dedicated to meeting the fundamental needs of Pondoland's communities through immediate relief efforts and sustainable, long-term initiatives. Our mission goes beyond assistance; we aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary for self-advocacy and the creation of a thriving future. By embracing a holistic approach, we strive to catalyze positive change, fostering resilience, hope, and self-sufficiency among those we serve.

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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.

- Nelson Mandela, Feb 2005

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Together with you

Who do we


iThemba Kuluntu focuses on aiding families in severe distress across six villages, lacking access to essentials like clean water, sanitation, secure housing, and medical services. Our support targets those facing extreme poverty, malnutrition, and reliance on social grants, prioritizing female-led, single-parent and child-headed households among the most vulnerable rural communities.

Currently, we assist over 500 families, totaling thousands of individuals, including a significant number of children, across Cwebeni, Hlamvana, Bholani, Dumasi, Vukandlule, and Scambeni.

How you can support us


Every contribution helps us provide essential services like monthly food parcels, safe housing, clean water access, and much more. Check out our projects to find a cause you'd like to support! Follow our donation link here or donate via EFT to our NPO bank account.

#Engage with us on social Media

Spread the word by engaging with our content on social media. Like, share, and talk about our projects to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the Mpondo communities. Your voice can help us reach more people and garner additional support.

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Do you have a special skill and want to get involved?

We welcome self-sufficient volunteers who share our commitment to making a difference. By lending your time and skills, you can contribute directly to our projects and see the impact of your efforts firsthand. Please contact us to discuss this further!


Become an advocate for iThemba Kuluntu by spreading the word about our mission and projects. Sharing our story with your network can lead to new partnerships, donations, and increased support.

Your involvement, no matter the form, is invaluable to us and the communities we support. Together, we can continue to be a source of hope and change for the better.

Thank you for considering joining our cause! Every action, big or small, contributes to our mission of empowering the communities in Pondoland.

Our team

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Nosalathiso "Lathi"


"Heart & Soul of iThemba Kuluntu" 

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"She's her for the kids & the donkeys"

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"Always ready to work hard and always brings a smile"

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"Won't go to bed before everyone has a full tummy"

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Our Partners

A heartfelt thank you to our current partners and past collaborators for their invaluable support in empowering rural communities in Pondoland!

Get in touch!

If you have any questions, suggestions, or require further information about our work, we'd love to hear from you. There are several ways you can get in touch with us:

Email: You can email us at We check our emails regularly and aim to respond promptly.

Phone or WhatsApp: For those who'd like to speak with us directly or send a message, you can reach us by phone or WhatsApp at 0719778063.

We're here to assist you and look forward to connecting with you!

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iThemba Kuluntu NPC

Reg: 2023/199348/08

NPO: 300-700

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our location

Cwebeni Village,

Caguba A/A,

Port St. Johns,

Eastern Cape,


Donations via EFT

Bank: FNB

Account type: Business Cheque Account

Account name: iThemba Kuluntu NP

Account number: 6307792638

Branch code: 21052

Branch name: Mthatha