In 2008 – 2009, Soul Action audited activity within the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu Natal.
According to our audit of 135 people, projects and churches the top direct forms of support offered in response to the issues facing the poor and marginalised are:
Providing children with the skills they need to look after themselves, earn a living and understand the world they live in.
Helping the children to deal with their experiences of violence, rejection, illness, and bereavement. Helping children to locate their parents or reconcile with estranged parents.
3. Feeding and Nutrition
Providing food for the hungry and addressing nutrition deficiencies.
The eThekwini Municipality (Durban), KwaZulu Natal, covers 2,292 sq km and has a population of 3.5 million.
According to our audit of 135 people, projects and churches the top indirect forms of support offered in response to the issues facing the poor and marginalised are:
1. Wealth Creation
Capitalising on available resources to generate employment and/or income to fuel development activity.
2. Human Resources and Training
Bringing out the best in staff and volunteers through good recruitment, induction, training, placement and appraisal.
Speaking on behalf of others so as to make their voice louder in the corridors of power.
Facilitating the flow of money between those willing to give and those who need to receive (ranging from child sponsorship to grant funding).
For general results from eThekwini:
For details of eThekwini’s main issues: