Breadline Africa

Breadline Africa

Charity information

Breadline Africa

Breadline Africa is an internationally registered South African-based charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty – by helping communities to help themselves.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    Breadline Africa is an internationally registered South African-based charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty – by helping communities to help themselves. This can be realised by encouraging communities to achieve long term self-sustainability. At Breadline Africa we believe that children and young people hold the future in their hands.
    We have our highly successful Container Programme, converting old shipping containers into vital community structures. The portable, versatile and secure recycled containers are a lifeline to many struggling communities, where they provide instant and vital infrastructure. Since 1993, we have recycled, refurbished and placed more than 175 of these containers in poor communities throughout Southern Africa.
    Turning containers into libraries for our children – an idea of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory which was suggested in December 2010 has now turned into reality. These libraries give an opportunity to children, many of whom hardly ever see a book, to come into contact with picture and story books and to enter the wonderful world of reading for the first time. Thanks to the generosity of our many donors and partners, this project has grown and expanded, and reached approximately 15,000 children in all nine provinces of South Africa.

  • Aims

    Breadline Africa aims to:

    • To break the cycle of poverty by helping communities to help themselves.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1075525

    Board members: 12

    Part time staff: 6

    Phone number: 01473 259048

    Address: 29 Lower Brook Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1AQ

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