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 R2659 per month per resident.

Do dreams have a meaning?


African traditional healers say that dreams are a way to talk to our ancestors. Do you believe that?  Many of our residents do.

Please will you help us to give our old folk a good night’s rest by clicking here to make your online donation?

Thanks to caring friends like you, we’ve been able to make some desperately-needed upgrades to our bedrooms recently. And purchased new pyjamas and nighties and slippers for the winter, which has been quite bitter this year – as you know!

As people age they tend to have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. But sleep problems among the elderly are often caused by pain, illness and psychiatric issues, and the medications used to treat them.

If we can help our old folk wake up refreshed it’ll help them cope with their troubles better.

You know we care deeply about everyone in our home. And now the time’s come when we need to replace all the pillows – how awful is a lumpy, old pillow? And we also need to buy new single duvet covers – 150 of each. We want to buy fresh, white linen, as good a quality as we can afford, so they will wash well, and last.

Will you help by making your donation here? We need to get two pillows and two duvet covers for each bed – one to wash and one on the bed.  Your gift of any amount will be a great help!

Our people are so appreciative of every kindness shown to them and add their thanks to ours.


The cost per resident is

Funded by 100% of the resident’s government pension

and (average)  government subsidy

Shortfall per resident per month

R7214 per month




How we’re funded:

Our annual budget for 2018 is about R6 million.

If not for the kindness and generosity of business, groups and individuals, we’d never be able to meet our budget deficit of
R2.2  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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