Hagars Home is a shelter for abused women and children in Fisantekraal. It is run by an incredible women named Getruida Maartens. She turned her own RDP home into a safe house for the woman of the community who are suffering from abuse. Getruida is an inspiration to all.

The Need

HAGARS home needed a new ceiling through the entire home, a complete paint – inside and out, a shower had to be installed, they had no place for the
laundry for the women and children, they had uneven and unfinished floors, broken and neglected furniture, no security or front perimeter for the children, among many other needs. With the help and generosity of Shoprite, Newkidz was able to do an extreme makeover for this amazing women and her incredible safe house.

We painted the outside of the house a bright burgundy color, as Getruida wanted the community & the women in need to be aware of where to go in a time of crisis. The inside of the house was also painted and new tiles installed throughout. We were able to build a laundry room for them, which also serves as a bathroom for the children for the educare that they run. A custom gate and fence was put up for security and a new roof added to the front of the house to serve as a shelter for the children.

There is more…

We were able to go the extra mile for Getruida and HAGARS home by supplying her with many home finishes; such as a new lounge suite, a tv, doors, frames, basins, cutlery and crockery – and the list goes on. Getruida also uplifts the community by teaching the women to sew bags and which then enables them to generate an income and hopefully become self sufficient. We were able to bless HAGARS home with 4 new ELNA sewing machines with matching travel bags so
they can commute to their sewing classes in the community hall. This was extremely empowering for Getruida and the women of the shelter.