New name!

Zweli is the new name for our Foundation (formerly Thembalethu Nederland). A short, catchy name with a big meaning.

Zweli Foundation

To let an orphan be a child


A safe home is the first step for a child.


Education is essential for the future of the children.


Several projects to teach them how to stand on their own two feet.


Zweli Foundation

In South Africa HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) are a huge problem. The Mpumalanga province is one of the areas of South Africa that has been hit the hardest. Many children are orphaned. The Zweli Foundation is committed to helping the victims of AIDS and TB in the villages around Jeppes Reef (10 km from the border of Swaziland).

The Zweli Foundation provides assistance in the area of HES: Housing, Education and Support. There is intensive contact between The Netherlands and South Africa. Each year, board members and volunteers from the Netherlands travel to Mpumalanga (at their own expense). They oversee the projects and give guidance on the best allocation of donations.

Help an underprivileged child have a better future

Buy A beautiful bracelet made by women in South Africa, giving them the opportunity to generate their own income and help an orphaned child!


Where we work

Driekoppies – Kidsclub

Jeppes Reef – Kidsclub

Blok A – Kidsclub

Hectorspruit – Hannes Pieters (Care Worker)

Refugee camp Orlando – Noodhulp

Mozambique – Noodhulp


Zweli Foundation
Molenbeemden 92
5461 BE Veghel

The Netherlands:
M: +316 460 406 51 (Simon de Ruiter)
M: +316 451 663 17 (Frieda Janssen)
South Afrika:
M: +27 72 704 0704 (Gerard Janssen)


IBAN: NL05 INGB0004887566
KVK: 17169737
RSIN: 813857491


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