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About Donating to Save the Children South Africa

Every child deserves to have a good start in life and the best conditions for a successful future. However, many children in South Africa are not having the same opportunities to develop and reach their full potential. 

YOU have the power to change this reality. Not only for the children in South Africa, but for your future too.  

By supporting a quality education, an improvement in health and nutrition, you will also facilitate the promotion and protection of your rights, spaces free of violence and gender equity in your school, your home and your community. 

Our promise to you is to share the stories of children whose lives you are changing. We’ll do this through:

  • Regular email updates
  • Reports from our relief workers in the field
  • Results and highlights of the programs you’re funding
  • Opportunities to connect directly with the team inside Save the Children
  • Exclusive invitations to special events

How is my donation impacting the community?


Check out our 2016 Annual Report to learn more about how we changed lives for children in South Africa.

How much of my money will go toward your programme services?

In fiscal year 2015, on average, 90% of all expenditures support programme services. 89% is an average for all of Save the Children’s programmes worldwide. Here is a breakdown by programme areas: 

More information about our finances and the use of funds is available in our our 2016 Annual Report.

Why are monthly donations so important?

Your monthly gift will provide long-term support and protection to children in need. 

The nature of our programmes allows us to respond quickly to changing circumstances so know that your monthly donation will be put to use wherever the needs of the children are the greatest. Donations made through the website are secure to the fullest extent possible. 

All donations to Save the Children South Africa are tax deductible. 

Act now for every child's right to protection, education and health!

Protection of your presonal information

Save the Children South Africa actively protects the quality and integrity of your personal information. We do not rent, exchange or sell the email addresses or personal information of our supporters to third parties. 

We use PayFast as our secure online payment gateway to protect your information as it is transferred through the Internet. 

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to keep the children we support safe, respecting our child safety policy.

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