Quality of life for the frail and indigent aged

Issy Geshen provides all the services needed to offer quality of life to our frail and indigent elderly residents. The home currently experiences a shortfall of R2450 per month per resident.

We’re not waiting till the well is dry before
we learn the worth of water.

We’ve taken this important message to heart!

With 64 residents our water consumption’s high. But apart from being mindful of wasting water we can’t really cut our consumption.

So we’re going to ease our dependence on municipal water by installing four 1000 litre JoJo tanks.  They’ll provide water for cleaning, washing and toilet flushing. We’d be so grateful if you’d support our project with your donation made here now.

Once the JoJo’s are installed, there’ll be another huge benefit for us – cost saving.

Our water bill’s R10 000 a month and that’s a huge bite out of our budget. But we should be able to save at least a third of that. Our finances are very tight, so this saving will be a relief.

It’s up to each and every one of us to save water for the future. Please will you help us do our bit by sending your gift towards our JoJo tank installations? We need to raise R10 000 so if you could encourage your ‘water-wise’ friends to help us too, that would be wonderful!  Thank you.

“When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water.”

Benjamin Franklin


The sooner the tanks are installed, the more water – and money - will be saved.


The cost per resident is

Funded by 100% of the resident’s government pension

and (average)  government subsidy

Shortfall per resident per month

R6810 per month




How we’re funded:

Our annual budget for 2017 is about R5.5 million.

If not for the kindness and generosity of business, groups and individuals, we’d never be able to meet our budget deficit of
R1.8 / R2  million every year.

The challenge we are facing right now is that the shortfall increases every year because the cost of living – certainly the items we spend money on – increases by a higher percentage than the amount by which the government increases pensions and subsidies.  So it’s becoming ever more difficult, almost impossible now, to meet this shortfall.  Can you help? Your kindness will give our old people security into the future.  The alternative is unthinkable!

You can give safely and securely online, right now, simply click here. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Your gift will reach us immediately.  We’d be very grateful!

If you’d prefer to make your donation by electronic funds transfer or direct deposit into our bank account, our bank account details appear below. Please be sure to use your phone number are the reference so that we can thank you for your kindness.


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