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.

When did you last eat a freshly dug, crunchy carrot?

. . . or bite into a tomato that smells like a tomato?  There’s something special about the flavour of home-grown veggies isn’t there?

Residents – like Sabbina – who are able to, are getting involved in the daily routine of the home and one of the activities they’re loving is gardening.

This is all part of a change we’re making – from “institution” to a “human habitat” – a Home that’s really a home.  It’s called the Eden Alternative and we really need your help and online donation made here towards this project.

Summer’s coming and our veggie garden is about to sprout! We have the sun, the land, plenty of waste to make compost and free ‘water from Heaven’ in our JoJo tanks. All we need now are garden tools and seeds. Will you give us a hand-up and online donation towards our gardening project?

We’ve found a supplier who’ll give us a discount on rakes, spades, garden forks, trowels, hoes, clippers and seed packs. We also need a wheelbarrow and a long hosepipe.

The active oldies are so keen, we’d like to give them the tools to get started right away.


Please, can you make your online gift today?


Your gift will also bring practical benefits – you’ll save us buying produce and the old folk will be more healthy eating vitamin rich, fresh veggies. Together we can make it a win-win situation all round!

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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