Hope for the Helpless Children’s Home

NPO: 015-782

About us

Hope for the Hopeless is an orphanage that was started by Mr and Mrs Mabala in 1980. The couple welcomed abandoned children and those living on the streets into their home and provided for them through their income.

Hope for the hopeless, has raised many a man and woman in Soweto and surrounding areas. Children are received at an early age (some from birth) and are seen through school until they are able to secure employment and build their own homes.

Mr Mabala has since passed on but the home continues to grow, with new additions every year. Currently we have 29 kids living with us, between the ages of 2 and 18 years. The majority of our children are still in primary and high school and they attend in the local schools around the area.

4 have finished school and are currently seeking employment opportunities; however they also assist in taking care of the young ones. 3 elder boys sell vegetables to keep them occupied and make a difference in the home.



To give every child a warm and loving home, regardless of where they come from. Every child deserves to be taken care of and raised with Godly principles and love. We want our kids to grow up without feeling like orphans.


  • Create a loving home for our kids
  • Nurturing good values and discipline
  • Raise young children until they are able to be independent
  • Ensure adequate basic education is received
  • Make our kids feel loved and worthy

Our Home

Food bank used to donate food for us only a monthly basis, but as of 2012 we haven’t received any support. We also lack funding to improve the house as some of the outer rooms have no doors, so the boys rely on covering the doorway with iron sheet to keep their rooms warm.

Our full reliance is in Christ to take care of us for we are the sheep of His flock (Psalm 100), and He has indeed been faithful. He brings people to make food donations once and again so the children never go hungry.

We are a happy family which celebrates life and we love one another with the love of the Lord. Always trusting and hoping for the best.

Our Needs

  • Food is our biggest need as we don’t have a consistent source of sponsorship.
  • The children would also delight in some clothes if there any.
  • Obtaining doors and a geyser would be a great help as well.
  • Whatever assistance anyone can offer is more than welcome, we will welcome it with joy



Any contributions can be delivered to the home or request they are picked up by contacting the numbers below.  Financial contributions can be deposited directly into our account:

Financial Institution: Absa Bank
Account Holder: Hope for the Hopeless
Account Number: 904 3494 653
Branch: Roodepoort


Address:  3471 Ngweniso Street, Mofolo North, Kwa Xuma
Contact Numbers: 011 982 5290  / 078 686 5649 (Nothando)  / 071 177 9470 (Thandeka)

Thanking you in advance for your consideration and prayers.