Walk in the Light is a Christian Non-Profit Organization based in Haniville outside Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Our ministry is devoted to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of African families in the local township of Haniville.
We do the small things, God does the big things. We believe God calls us to put our faith & love into action (James 2:14-17). Within the township of Haniville, there are 10,000 people living in extreme poverty, of which 60% are HIV positive, and 39% are unemployed. We strive to increase the overall quality of life through five areas of impact.
We provide free transport to and from local clinics, hospitals, and government offices. This enables people to be consistent with their medication, and have access to government pensions.
We have church services, pastoral counseling, and youth & young adult programs. We provide an atmosphere to learn about Jesus and follow him living out his teaching in Matthew 25.
Food & Agriculture
We deliver food donations. We provide garden space and teach families how to grow vegetables. We farm Rose Geranium for essential oils which is used to create jobs and generate income.
We employ local Zulu people to work various jobs within the ministry. This teaches them job skills and provides sustainable income as we improve our ministry together.
We distribute clothing donations. We help build and restore homes. We visit and encourage people who are sick. We provide and maintain safe environments for recreation to both young and old.
Our hope for the future of Haniville is to provide more jobs for local people. By expanding our Rose Geranium fields, we will be able to create sustainable employment, income, and job training for more people. By continuing to provide transportation services, we enable access to health and financial services which will reduce the percentage of HIV and death rate within the community. Our goal is to build a conference center overlooking the community, equipped with a medical center, preschool, and development center.
APU is a private Christian University in Los Angeles, California. We have been partnering with APU since 2007. Twice a year, students come to Walk in the Light and study abroad for a semester. They are immersed in a community engagement & development program where they participate in a variety of projects here at Walk in the Light, and in Haniville. They are a huge part of our ministry every year.