Our Approach


A Holistic View

Seed of Hope’s early emphasis on addressing community needs has grown to encompass a wider view of empowerment and holistic development. We recognise that a community’s problems are rooted in deeper issues: lack of confidence, deep-rooted dependency and a shortage of selfless leadership.Seed of Hope’s activities are built on the Christ-centred philosophical foundation aimed to pursue personal growth and restoration from brokenness and poverty that is prevalent in the underprivileged communities that we serve. Our programs have been developed on the belief that individuals who know their God-given value and worth are empowered to use their strengths and resources well, can transform their lives and they also have the opportunity to transform their community. We therefore, work mainly with individuals and families and contribute to lasting change by approaching faith, health, education, economic and life skills holistically.

Our Programs

Our programs facilitate the healthy development of children, youth, families and the elderly, whilst enabling people to gain practical skills for employment or entrepreneurship as well as assisting families dealing with social and health-related crisis and illnesses. Seed of Hope actively works towards the restoration of individuals and the development of a thriving, healthy community.

We believe that a thriving community rests on three strong pillars:

Healthy, stable families
Sustainable livelihoods
Servant leaders

Our programs incorporate elements of these pillars and focus on developing individuals who feel empowered to impact their community. Over 800 community members participate monthly in one or more of our programs delivered on-site, in local schools and in homes throughout the peri-urban and rural areas surrounding Amanzimtoti, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the students and families we work with are 99% black in ethnicity.


Seed of Hope’s vision of leadership development applies to our own staff team. We focus on three thematic images: Heart, Hands and Feet. Each represents a compelling facet of leadership and Christian discipleship. Throughout the year, our team returns to this leadership vision, allowing it to influence our daily lives, our programs and those whom we seek to impact. In this way, each of us can become transformed agents of transformation!

  • heart

    Who I Am

    My identity as a child of God.

  • hand


    My resources are gifts
    to be used well.

  • feet

    Why I’m Here

    God has place me here
    for a purpose.