Shongweni Farmers market Ingane Yami: Farmers Market

2016-12-13 06:01
Photo: supplied Children of the Ingane Yami Children’s Village.

Photo: supplied Children of the Ingane Yami Children’s Village.

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THE Shongweni Farmers market will hosting the Carols by Glowstick by Kloof Harvest Church and 24 Skies on Thursday, 15 December commencing at 5.30pm. Glowsticks will be on sale and all proceeds go to the Ingane Yami Village.

There will also be a variety of artists performing at the Christmas Extravaganza over the four days such as Philip Taylor, Catlike Thieves and Stormy Monday, to name but a few.

The Ingane Yami is an isiZulu word meaning “My Child”. The Ingane Yami Children’s Village believes that every life is precious to God and that each life that is broken and without hope can be restored. Ingane Yami exists to see each child’s story rewritten.

Its mission statement is to rescue children, rebuild families, restore lives and release leaders.

The vision was born from the heart of Kloof Harvest Church Senior Pastors Roger and Yvonne Greig, who, in 2007, saw first-hand the devastating effects of the HIV/Aids crisis through the life of their domestic worker Jayne.
“God began to stir in Yvonne’s heart with the resounding question ‘Yvonne, what about the children?’,” said Roger. “The answer came later that year when God connected her with the “Watoto Children’s Village in Uganda which now serves as the basis of our Children’s Village model.“

Ingane Yami is a permanent, loving home. They believe there is no substitution for the love of God and the nurture of a mother and these children deserve to grow up knowing what that is. The Village consists of individual homes - each belonging to a carefully selected foster mother and six children. These homes are supported holistically- with an on-site school and preschool where children receive education that meets them where they are at, a community centre that serves as an outlet to the surrounding Dassenhoek community. A clinic (to come) where they will be sufficiently taken care of and an office with support staff including a Village Pastor, Village administrator, and other committed team members.

They currently have five homes operating, with a total of 15 children. The long term goal is 25 homes with 150 children.

“At Ingane Yami our children are not just a faceless number, but they are a prized and cherished individual, who God knows by name,” added Roger. - Supplied.

You can find out more about them at

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