Salt of the Earth Feeding Scheme

A daily hot meal for everyone or anyone who needs it! We have been able to feed 1000 people daily from the St Johns Parish in Sydenham. Check out the UCEC Feeding Programme Sponsor Letter

To get involved with donating or volunteering, please Gloria on Whatsapp 073 114 8969 or email

Vukuzenzele Basic Skills Training

Help support our women – help them earn a living during these uncertain times. Purchase a face mask (R10), apron (R25) or peg bag (R15) made locally by the women of the Vukuzenzele Basic Skills Programme.

Place orders with Gloria on Whatsapp 073 114 8969 or email

Give Hope

Help us help others to be self-sustainable – Donate to one of our Beacon of Hope Funds!

Get Involved

Volunteer your services or time and help those in need. We can all make a difference!

Share Hope

You can give hope by creating awareness, become a social media advocate!

About Us

Umgeni Community Empowerment Centre is a registered Non-Profit, Public-Benefit Organisation (034-250-NPO) since 2003, whose core practice is to benefit and uplift society.

Our Mission

To play a vital role in the implementation of programs aimed at empowering both individuals and communities to become self sustainable and contributory citizens.

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Our Causes

We were founded to help people in need and our projects are at the core of what we do!

Shiloh House Crisis Centre for Women

Shiloh House Crisis Centre began in 2006 as a result of our 'Women of Worth' street ministries during which UCEC came across an alarmingly high number of abused women and children in need of refuge. Shiloh House provides support and counselling services while serving as a safe haven for beneficiaries to deal with their circumstances while living a dignified life. The is a place for temporary relief where victims of gender-based violence, human trafficking and other forms of abuse stay until they can be resettled sustainably. Beneficiaries are provided with accommodation, food, clothing & toiletries, counselling, a care plan and referrals to specialised or long term services. Over and above these services, they are also assisted with health needs, a care plan – personal development, typing of CV's and applications for jobs, ID documents and grants.
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Goal: R50,000.00

Hope Lives Here

Hope Lives Here is a fundraising campaign for Shiloh House crisis centre for abused women. We are raising funds to purchase a property large enough to accommodate approximately 20 women and children who comes to us seeking help. The main objective for this centre is to provide protection, response, shelter and self-empowerment services to women, and children who are affected by conflict, domestic and gender-based violence, human trafficking and abuse including unaccompanied, separated and missing children and other vulnerable persons.
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Goal: R3,000,000.00

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Become a Proud Volunteer

Volunteers care for and make our community a better place. To help us identify where your knowledge and skills can be utilised best, please contact the office. Once your application has been received and processed, we can then be in touch and let you know wheres the next relevant placement.

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