“A journey into the hearts and lives of women around South Africa.  A story of empowerment.”

Nqobile’s Bakery Inanda

Yet another happy community, giving them a helping hand out of poverty and providing opportunity and upliftment. Well done to Nqobile and her team, go

Gift of the Givers Touws Rivier

Congrats to Dalene and her incredible team who gave us just as much inspiration with their enthusiasm as we gave them. A big shout out

Ubuhle Bamakhono Bakery Hammarsdale

Ntombi and her team are a special package of enthusiasm and love for their community and have started their new bakery with a vengeance….we salute

Bakery Ndwedwe

Thabile Mhlongo who lives in the rural area of Ndwedwe, has been given the opportunity to become a baker and manage her microbakery. She is

Nosi Bakery Tongaat

Such a positive vibe in our newly installed micro bakery in Tongaat. Elizabeth is heading up the project as Chief Baker and helping with skills

Impilo Bakery Phoenix

Tina Naicker is heading up our new project at Impilo. Impilo will be using this bakery to teach skills and pass on their baking knowledge

Noncegwa Bakery Bhakajana Scottburgh

Our new chief baker,  Nokuthula, has been making an income from Day 1 in training with their new bakery. The community members are rallying around

Mtwaluma – Dumisile’s Bakery

Look at all the skills development we achieved this week with the placement of a bakery in Mtwaluma with the chief baker Dumisile Doyisa.The Mfazazane

Connstance’s Bakery Soweto 

Constance is so grateful to add a bakery to her farming project to increase her monthly income. She is joined by Dimakatsu, Nkosi and Mlungisi.

Rustenberg Marikana Bakeries

Despite months of logistics and patience , our 2 bakeries are up and running in Marikana Rustenberg. Congrats to the chosen head bakers, Nusha Mogapi

Moreen’s Bakery Cato Manor 

It was amazing to see the community support for Moreen and her new bakery. She waited over a year for this opportunity and she’s over

Charka’s Kraal

Jenna has faced so many challenges in her lifetime but you are always greeted with a smile from ear to ear!

Yenzanathi Bakery KwaNyuswa

Lydia heads up the Yenzanathi Centre and the placement of the bakery has solved her issues with bread for the food she supplies in the

Nonhlanhla’s Bakery Umgababa

Nonhlanhla Mkhize has added to her successful business of bottled herbal drinks and vegetables by adding a bakery to the mix. She is one of

High Flats – Nonhlanhle’s Bakery

Nonhlanhle was on our waiting list for 8 months awaiting the placement of a micro bakery. We trained our lovely ladies last week and they

Lidgeton Bakery

Nompumelelo is fired up and cooking up a storm with her new micro bakery in Lidgeton Midlands. You go gal!

Isibonelo Bakery

Sindi and Nokukhanya  have become the proud new bakers at Isibonelo Bakery. After everything was stolen out of the container over Christmas,  the bakery was

Busisiwe’s Bakery

Busisiwe was baking from home on a small scale and has become the latest owner of an Ubuntu Microbakery. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she

Empangeni Rural 

Nozipho Ndlovu is so appreciative of her new micro bakery in a rural area so in need of basic supplies like bread. What a great

Monica’s Bakery – KwaDabeka

After many months of waiting patiently for a micro bakery, Monica and her team were finally rewarded with their start up business and they are

Thuthukani School

A lovely tribute to Mandela Day- 2 new bakers trained at Thuthukani School in Empangeni- spreading the love, one loaf at a time!

Epusheni Bakery St Lucia

Kim Nixon, who heads up community projects In Epusheni St Lucia, had her prayers answered when we were able to supply an Ubuntu Micro Bakery to the community this week.

Maureen’ Bakery

mmunity in Mayville with a Joyful response from Maureen and her team with the new microbakery.

Nambiti revamp March

Our Nambiti Bakery ( sponsored by City Logistics)was severely hit in the looting last year and everything from the bakery was stolen

Blackburn Village and Special Sports

Special Sports, headed up by Shaun Peschl, have begun a big community project in Blackburn Village in Umhlanga.  The Village comprises of an informal and

Quarry Heights- Mission Thando

So excited about this collaboration with City Logistics- upskilling a whole community with various projects, the new micro bakery being the start of the project.

Manyoni community Mkuze

Training of new bakers in the  Manyoni community near Mkuze shows off our mentoring skills and ongoing commitment to our bakers in the fiel

Samkelisiwe’s Bakery – New Germany

This week saw a donation of a container and microbakery by Dezzo Roofing in New Germany, to give Samkelisiwe the chance to become the best baker ever and supply all workers in the area with much needed bread and cakes to take home.

Jabulile, Mtunzini

Jabulile is an entrepreneur in her own right in the community and has received her new microbakery to enhance what she offers to her community.

Nonhlanhle Port Shepstone

Nonhlanhle and her team are wonderful entrepreneurs, growing vegetables for the community and breeding chickens.

Zibuyisile’s Bakery Ndwedwe

We have partnered with Crossroads NGO and the first bakery has been placed in Ndwedwe with Zibuyisile at the helm.

Shake’s Bakery Umbumbulu

Our collective bakers at the new Umbumbulu “Shakes Bakery ” include Tholakele Ngcobo, Daphney Nxele, Ivy Ngcobo, Thabisile Ngcobo and they will be baking to supply the spaza shop which Shakes runs.

Ndumakude Bakery Mtwalumi

Vela Njapha, the headman in the small community of Ndumakude,  sent us a heartfelt request to uplift and empower the ladies in his community.

Joyful’s Bakery Umtwalume

Sibahle( Joyful) has embraced her new Ubunbtu Micro Bakery into her community project in Umtwalume on the South Coast.

Thobile’s Bakery Nyalazi

Nunu, who recently opened Nyalazi Campsite near Umfolozi,is passionate about his community and people and he went all out to assist in getting Thobile’s Bakery up and running.

Busi’s Bakery Mtunzini

Busi sent us a desperate appeal 2 months ago to assist her with a Bakery so that she could support her family and earn an income.

Isematholeni Bakery Avoca

Isematholeni Bakery, headed by Nontobeko Nxumalo, is our latest project overseen by Department of Social Development

Khululiwe’s Bakery Mange community Mkuze

Khululiwe Ntshangase and her team of bakers in Mange, Mkuze, showed off their skills this week as they rocked their training and embraced their new micro bakery.

Umzumbe South Coast

Zama Mbehle waited patiently for a microbakery to fulfill her dreams of owning her own business and perfecting her baking skills.

Goodness’s Bakery Ndwedwe

An enormous thank you to Aramex for assisting a community in need in Ndwedwe with an Ubuntu Microbakery and oven.

Zodwa Xulu’s dreams – Mtunzini

Zodwa Xulu’s dreams came true this week with the donation of a Ubuntu Microbakery. This makes a remarkable difference for the women and children in

Greytown outlying area

Gane Ntombela has been wanting to expand her baking skills for some time and we are so impressed her natural talent.

Lungelo Youth Development Centre

Fikile Malinga has brought her team together to become bakers at the Lungelo Youth Development Centre outside Richards Bay.

Manyoni community Bakery Zululand

Our precious Nellie, chief baker at Manyoni Bakery in Zululand, sold out of all her breads, muffins and pizzas during the 3 days of training.

Emndeni Bakery Soweto

We hold mentorship as a major priority in our ongoing training programme after the bakers receive their Ubuntu Microbakery.

Mtambalala Port St Johns

Veronica became the first recipient this week of the Ubuntu micro bakery in an area called Mtambalala

Pfukani Bakery

Hollywoodbets is always at the top of their game supporting communities and providing opportunities to our people.


We pride ourselves in the ongoing mentoring of our bakers.


The Masimbonge Foundation finally became the proud owners

Amatikulu Bakery

We love the ladies for their passion to form their own enterprise in the farmlands.

Thembi’s bakery Bamshela area

Thembi became the proud owner of a new Ubuntu Oven Bakery and the ladies are dedicated and beyond thankful for their gift.

Ntokoza’s Bakery

Head baker, Ntokoza Mahlaba was thrilled to receive her Ubuntu oven and Bakery during lockdown

Cwebeni School Eastern Cape

A second oven for placed at Cwebeni scholl to assist with the growing demand for 80 loaves of bread a day at the school and in the community

Musawenkosi Bakery

Ntoweni Community Empangeni. Cele has baked for many years but was in desperate need of a new bakery to continue his baking

Mpumalanga Hammarsdale

Ntombizodwa ‘Zoey’ Mgwane looks after disabled children, teaching them beadwirk and feeding them.

Letcee Bakery Greytown

Ongoing training and mentoring given to new bakers to ensure the success of the project

Vrygrond Cape Town

Aphiwe’s Bakery Aphiwe had great initiative as he approached us with a great business plan to run his bakery from home and let the female

Jabavu Bakery Soweto

ACFS (African Childrens Feeding Scheme). The head baker for the second bakery to be placed here is Thembisa Msimango.

Jabavu Bakery

Linked to ACFS, (African Childrens Feeding Scheme) the bakery is feeding hundreds of children from the bakery….

Blue Downs Western Cape

Judine Bleauw and the community received training and a microbakery in the Blue Downs community and are already pumping out the bread and muffins. 

Hout Bay Western Cape

Unifam were the proud recipients of  an microbakery where Gaynor Solomon is the chief baker and together with her team are aiming at creating a full time


Princess has left her full time job to take up baking fulltime to support herself and her children.


Sishi’s Bakery Bongiwe Sishi and her family are determined to make this bakery a great success

Pam’s microbakery

Pam’s microbakery in Cato Manor received a container with 2 microbakeries, which allows Pam to train bakers in her own business and supply the community

Project Gateway

Project Gateway in Pietermaritzburg have benefitted from the placement of 5 ovens….


Our new bakers being given the chance of new beginnings at our oven launch in Nelspruit.

Beatrice microbakery

City Logistics hosted a “celebrate their baker” day yesterday. Beatrice is the proud owner of her new bakery sponsored by City Logistics

Love Grows microbakery

“Love Grows Bakery” is the name of our new Nelspruit addition. We have placed 3 ovens into this project.

Vukuzama microbakery

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills….


Vryheid – We’ve done it again, this time in Vryheid!

2 microbakeries

2 microbakeries were placed in this wonderful community who have no access to shops for miles.


What an incredible day in Hammarsdale yesterday! The Celebrate Life team celebrated Madiba´s birthday

Chakas Head

Stunning training sessions with our new oven in Chakas Head. This community is so excited!

Emvelowise Folweni

We found another beautiful community where the ladies get together and, as a team, clean up 3 rivers

Muthande Centre

Saw our first oven placed nationally, outside of KwaZulu Natal in the Western Cape


Our next women’s initiative in Inanda is called Ukuzakokusa. Gloria runs the most ..

Bread Credits

Support a township baker and facilitate the delivery of free bread to children who need it. Through corporate and private funding, Celebrate Life has successfully

Sinothando Creche gets a new coat of paint!

Aramex Durban took our Molweni project, Sinothando creche, to new heights!  The whole sales team got together to paint the creche. Thank you to Spectrum Paints


Spent a great day in the Molweni district with an incredible bunch of ladies who have headed up a creche called Sinothando creche. These beautiful mama’s have

Hospice in Sherwood

We are proud to have installed an oven at Hospice in Sherwood. As cancer and HIV……

Please donate to Sinothando Creche

Spent a great day in Molweni district with an incredible bunch of ladies who have headed up a creche called Sinothando creche. These beautiful mama’s

Vukuzama Resource Centre gets an oven

The Aramex team visited the Vukuzama Resource Centre where we installed an oven for the disabled women. Their support is greatly appreciated and it was

Umbimbilethu Day Care Centre in Umzumbe

Umbimbilethu Day Care Centre in Umzumbe receives the next oven. Mrs Gumede runs a Day Care Centre for 72 children and relies totally on sponsorship for the school.

Lake Malawi Fundraising Challenge

Thank you to our sponsors who have sponsored us for the Malawi challenge so far. Your giving spirit means so much to us and the

Savannah Park Women Empowerment

This week we checked in on our Savannah Park Women Empowerment programme where we have installed 2 ovens. These ladies are amazing and their enthusiasm


Johannesburg: Celebrate Life donated an oven to Susan in Diepsloot. She had spent her life baking and selling cakes on the street to put her children through school. Incredibly brave lady!

Another oven in Savannah Park!

Celebrate Life has installed a second oven in Savannah Park Womens Empowerment programme. These ladies are rocking with the baking and sales of their breads

Savannah Park Oven Project

Celebrate Life visited Zame and Lindiwe at The Womens Organisation of Savannah Park, west of Durban. Their projects in the community are so humbling and

New bakers at Frasers

Celebrate Life training the new bakers at Frasers 2 on the North Coast where one of the ovens from Vision has been situated to uplift the community, empower women with the highly sustainable bread making project. Churning out muffins, snowballs, Chelsea buns and pizzas as an extra option.

Marionhill – Another oven placed!

Marionhill – Another oven placed! It was wonderful to watch the pride in their faces as they baked bread for resale in the community.

Empowering another Community

  Gladys Zulu has taken on her new oven project in Marianhill with an energy like no other. Up early in the mornings with fellow

Thank you IQRAA TRUST!

A heartfelt thank you to the IQRAA TRUST South Africa for donating 5 ovens for our oven projects, enabling us to empower women by assisting

Vision 153: feeding

Vision 153: A feeding scheme looking after the needs of 1 200 people in the North Coast Communities. The first oven initiative has been launched with them with the view of placing many more within Vision 153 to cater for the needs of the people.

Oven Launch with Vision 24

Wow …and accolades to Vision 24!  A feeding scheme looking after the needs of 1200 people in the North Coast Communities… The first oven initiative

Well done to Nkobongo Resource Centre!

  Celebrate Life in partnership with the Christmas Fair Fund are so proud of Nkobongo Resource Centre for their efforts to bake 4 loaves of

Nkobongo Resource Centre

This is Nkobongo Resource Centre, outside Umhlali, where we are putting a bread making oven into the community. Such an awesome place!  See more pictures

Baker of the Month – Vuyiswa

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAMA MIMI’S BAKER OF THE MONTH! VUYISWA NKOMOZONDE Q: Vuyiswa, you have been chosen as baker of the month, how do you

Empower a Community!

The communities are empowered, excited and earning an income with the placement of ovens for bread making. This project is growing at an incredible pace

Another Community gets an Oven!

Celebrate Life creates another happy baker in the community of Ntukuso. Zamo has become the proud owner of the bread making oven, hoping to provide

Camperdown Community gets Bread-Making Oven

Celebrate Life launched their first bread making oven into the community in Camperdown.  This is a wonderful, sustainable project, empowering women and children to run

School bakes bread to raise money

“ Celebrate Life SA has chosen it’s first donor to receive the breadmaking oven! The school is Emondini, outside Thula Thula Game Reserve . The


An initiative aimed at helping to save South Africa’s black and white rhino populations from being completely wiped out by poachers. The situation in the


We are looking for sponsorship, either partial or in whole, towards the final construction and erection of this iconic and much needed charitable intervention of


Abingdon Wine Estate  Abingdon raised R3000 in their first raffle and funds went to the helicopter project in KwaZulu Natal. Abingdon Wine Estate – Single

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