Sole Sisters

09:30 (GMT+2) Mon, 21 May 2018


Lukhanyiso Village will provide holistic residential care for 500 vulnerable and orphan children with the core vision to RESCUE a child, RESTORE a life, RAISE a leader and RELEASE a star. The children will be placed into a family environment, with a trained foster mother, where they receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing and where all their physical needs are met. If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, they will grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change in South Africa, Africa and the world.

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Lukhayiso Village has been a dream of Lara Kruiskamp, who is a Sole Sister,  for 7 years. In May 2011, she heard about LIV Village in Kwa-Zulu Natal, a real solution to so many of South Africa’s challenges and her heart was captured. From that time, she has  dreamt of building a LIV Village in her home town of Grahamtown. In order to start to raise funds and awareness, she packed up her successful corporate career, sold her home and ran a marathon on all 7 continents in the world in 1 year to raise funds to buy land. 

She needed 80 acres of land to build a village for 500 orphan and vulnerable children in the Eastern Cape. From April 2013 to March 2014, she completed all 7 marathons and had raised R200 000. She knew this was not enough to buy 80 acres of land, but this did not stop her from looking for the perfect piece of land! She searched high and low and finally found the perfect land, but unfortunately it was not for sale. So she boldly contacted the owner and shared the vision of the village! She said that she had a R200 000 deposit and that she would raise the balance of the funds! Two weeks later, the owner contacted her and said that he and his Board of Directors from MAKANA BRICK loved the vision and the dream and they DONATED 80 ACRES OF LAND!

Sole Sisters are helping Lara raise this money to make this dream a reality

A list of our needs :

To pursue the sub-division of the land, the rezoning and the Environmental Impact Assessment. The costs for this process are estimated to be about R150 000. We would love Algoa Cares support for this project, any amount towards these costs would be so greatly appreciated! We have already secured a sponsor to build the first skills development centre, which we hope to start building early 2019 as soon at the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and rezoning is completed. So we now need to secure funding for the land rezoning and EIA.

For long term we will be needing the following:

64 Homes – 8 clusters of 8 eco-friendly homes – each home will have 3 bedrooms; 1 bathroom and an open living area 

Staff Accommodation

Early Childhood Development centre 

School - There will be classrooms; school hall; library; computer room; ablutions; admin office 

Sports field 

Arts and Culture Centre 


Multipurpose Hall 

Admin Block 

Health Care Centre - including medical and dental care, psychology, speech and occupational therapy and counselling 

Trade School – a skills development centre 

Volunteer Accommodation

Agriculture (Aquaponics/Nursery) - to create jobs, produce fresh produce for the village, pack and distribute produce for sale to contribute to the sustainability of the village. 

Factory, which designs and manufactures LIV branded and other textile products to generate funds for the sustainability of the village, whilst initiating training and job opportunities for the community.

A success story :

The Sole Sisters  is a group of 11 ordinary woman from Grahamstown who ran 110km from the 20-22 April 2018 from Tarkastad to Bedford to raise money for Lukhanyiso Village. We have managed to raise R102K so far. The aim of the Sole Sisters is as a group of woman to be inspired by faith, fun, and courage to step up to the plate, empower and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable woman and children

Please follow the following link to watch our videos of our epic run from the 20-22 April 2018:


Contact person

Lara Kruiskamp


082 829 5853

Physical Address:

Lukhanyiso Village

5 Winsford Road, Grahamstown

Banking details

Bank: FNB

 - Account Name Lukhanyiso Village NPC 

- Account Number: 62669421530

- Branch Code: 210717

- Reference: Algoa Cares