WELCOME TO LIFT
LIFT is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016 to build human dignity by creating jobs, teaching life skills, assisting people with access to health and food security by providing practical support which allows them to build their own future.
Woodlane Village Fire
Woodlane Village lost 89 shacks in a fire on 18 July and 534 people were affected. Three people died. The community responded as always with mountains of donations and financial help and every day of the 4 days that items and food were distributed we had enough volunteers to sort and pack everything (on average 35 people per day).
Unfortunately, another fire occurred on 31 July with another 15 shacks burnt down and 64 people affected. Thankfully LIFT still had enough money and donations left to help the victims with paraffin stoves, pots, plastic to cover their shacks and toiletries. The financial donation was also used to buy meat, veggies and maize and SACares provided a hot meal to all the victims for 3 days.
STREET MEDICINE PROJECT
The Woodlane Village Clinic started on 8 February 2017 in cooperation with the University of Pretoria (UP). The Clinic is part of the COPC (Community Oriented Primary Care) project that UP has in cooperation with the Department of Health in informal settlements.
From 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 a total of 2041 patients visited the clinic. Since the clinic opened on 8 February 2017 until 31 March 2020 a total of 9175 patients have been helped.
The ArtLIFT Project started in April 2019. The aim of the project is to teach the residents of Woodlane Village to make articles/crafts that LIFT then sells for them in order for them to receive an income that can assist with supporting their families. The classes take place every Monday from 9:00 to 11:00.