What we do…

Based on the southern coastline of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, we serve extremely impoverished areas. The UGU District Municipality has a severely failing infrastructure and there is little to none assistance available in the district. In the best of areas people are often left for weeks without any water and sanitation, neither to their homes nor via mobile tanker services. This community needs help throughout the community development spectrum and the analysis of what is a reality for them is shocking and saddening. We approach project by project to improve the livelihood of the people in the community.

We believe that through social development, community upliftment and education (of ALL ages), every person has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and create more opportunities for themselves and the people around them. 

We do not get any grants or funding, so we are totally reliant on networking, our own fundraising projects and assistance from local enterprises, people volunteering their skills and time and donations/event support from the public.

Non-Profit Company Registration Number: 2019/38023/08

NPO Registration Number: NPO 241-296


A safe world, free of hunger, with equality for all.


We strive to alleviate the poverty, dysfunctional infrastructure and suffering of our community situated on the Lower East Coast of South Africa. We fight for the rights of women and the disadvantaged and strive for equality for all. Gratiari is actively involved in social development, community welfare, conservation and education in our region.


Our goal is mainly community welfare and education, but we always incorporate social development and conservation into our projects as we strive for a self-sustainable community.


We fight for the forgotten and downtrodden, especially women that have suffered abuse. Many women in our area fall victim to abusive domestic situations either by their husbands, neighbours or family. We make sure they get what is due to them and make sure they understand what legal procedures to follow and how the systems work. When these systems fail them, we intervene and challenge the cultural, political and religious systems to find an amicable and peaceful outcome to secure the safety and wellbeing of the victim. We also assist animals, schools, pre-schools and organisations who are not being assisted by local or national government.

Local donations via EFT:

Banking details:

Gratiari NPC

FNB Cheque Account

Account Number: 62820898966

Branch: 220228


International donations via Paypal: click below