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Welcome to Rural Reach!

We are very happy that you have come to our page and we hope you enjoy your time here.
Who are you guys?

Why Rural Reach

In a world filled with thousands of non-profit organizations, Rural Reach might seem like just another organization. The thing that sets us apart is that we go the extra mile (quite literally). We are committed to offering practical support to those individuals and communities who are so isolated that they are usually forgotten and overlooked by others. We do what we can to assist these people so that they may also have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
 
Whilst being focused and effective with our projects, we are also committed to remaining trustworthy and transparent. Rural Reach is registered with the South African Department of Social Development as a non-profit organization, as well as being registered as a public benefit organization with the South African Revenue Service (SARS). We also have a great board of directors who give guidance and direction to our organization.  Read more about us here.
Who are you guys?

Why Rural Reach

In a world filled with thousands of non-profit organizations, Rural Reach might seem like just another organization. The thing that sets us apart is that we go the extra mile (quite literally). We are committed to offering practical support to those individuals and communities who are so isolated that they are usually forgotten and overlooked by others. We do what we can to assist these people so that they may also have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
 
Whilst being focused and effective with our projects, we are also committed to remaining trustworthy and transparent. Rural Reach is registered with the South African Department of Social Development as a non-profit organization, as well as being registered as a public benefit organization with the South African Revenue Service (SARS). We also have a great board of directors who give guidance and direction to our organization.  Read more about us here.
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What’s the big issue? 

The problem

Rural Reach is currently working in a small, rural town called Lepelsfontein, South Africa. This town has a population of approximately 1,000 people and no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads. Townsfolk have to travel over 100km to reach the nearest hospital or shopping centre and over 60km to reach the nearest high school.
 
The problem is that many people in these rural communities are unable to escape the grip of poverty as they do not have access to the opportunities available to them. And when they do have an opportunity, they do not have the means to act upon it.  For example, most people in the town don’t have a computer or smartphone to even get information on how to apply for university. Students can’t go to school because their family cannot afford the school fees. Even if someone does get an interview for a job, there is not enough money to cover the substantial taxi fee in order to get to the interview. These are but a few examples of the problems that these rural communities face.
What’s the big issue? 

the problem

Rural Reach is currently working in a small, rural town called Lepelsfontein, South Africa. This town has a population of approximately 1,000 people and no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads. Townsfolk have to travel over 100km to reach the nearest hospital or shopping centre and over 60km to reach the nearest high school.
 
The problem is that many people in these rural communities are unable to escape the grip of poverty as they do not have access to the opportunities available to them. And when they do have an opportunity, they do not have the means to act upon it.  For example, most people in the town don’t have a computer or smartphone to even get information on how to apply for university. Students can’t go to school because their family cannot afford the school fees. Even if someone does get an interview for a job, there is not enough money to cover the substantial taxi fee in order to get to the interview. These are but a few examples of the problems that these rural communities face.
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What Are you doing about it?

Our Solution

We offer practical support to the communities by meeting them where they are. This does not only mean we drive all the way to their town (which we do), we also tailor all our projects to meet their specific needs in order to guarantee the greatest impact. Rural Reach ensures that all our projects are sustainable and that the funds are used appropriately – we believe it’s better to ‘teach a man to fish so that he may be fed for a lifetime rather than giving him a fish which would only feed him for a day’. 
 
Our projects range from something as simple as providing a student with internet access in order to apply for university, to fixing the local schools’ plumbing system and providing them with clean water. We see our projects from start to finish. Everything from raising the funds for a new fridge, buying the fridge at a local store, driving it to the school on the back of a trailer, installing it at the school, and overseeing the maintenance of the fridge going forward.  Essentially we do whatever it takes to assist the people of this rural community. Read more about our projects here.
What Are you doing about it?

Our Solution

We offer practical support to the communities by meeting them where they are. This does not only mean we drive all the way to their town (which we do), we also tailor all our projects to meet their specific needs in order to guarantee the greatest impact. Rural Reach ensures that all our projects are sustainable and that the funds are used appropriately – we believe it’s better to ‘teach a man to fish so that he may be fed for a lifetime rather than giving him a fish which would only feed him for a day’. 
 
Our projects range from something as simple as providing a student with internet access in order to apply for university, to fixing the local schools’ plumbing system and providing them with clean water. We see our projects from start to finish. Everything from raising the funds for a new fridge, buying the fridge at a local store, driving it to the school on the back of a trailer, installing it at the school, and overseeing the maintenance of the fridge going forward.  Essentially we do whatever it takes to assist the people of this rural community. Read more about our projects here.
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Can i get involved?

How you can help

Rural Reach only operates due to the kindness and generous support of others. We cannot express our gratitude enough to those who have so graciously donated to our work. There is so much more we still hope to do.  
Your donation, big or small, will help us continue our work. It will enable us to drive to Lepelsfontein and help people like Chantell apply for university ($20 return trip just for travel), or it can help us equip Lepelsfontein primary school with the required facilities and equipment to provide their students with best possible education (a project like waterworks).
By giving a recurring donation, Rural Reach is even better prepared to plan in advance and ensure the longevity of its projects. As Rural Reach is a registered public benefit organization with the South African Revenue Service, we are able to provide tax-deductible receipts for every donation received (not applicable to all countries).
Can i get involved?

How you can help

Rural Reach only operates due to the kindness and generous support of others. We cannot express our gratitude enough to those who have so graciously donated to our work. There is so much more we still hope to do.  
Your donation, big or small, will help us continue our work. It will enable us to drive to Lepelsfontein and help people like Chantell apply for university ($20 return trip just for travel), or it can help us equip Lepelsfontein primary school with the required facilities and equipment to provide their students with best possible education (a project like waterworks).
By giving a recurring donation, Rural Reach is even better prepared to plan in advance and ensure the longevity of its projects. As Rural Reach is a registered public benefit organization with the South African Revenue Service, we are able to provide tax-deductible receipts for every donation received (not applicable to all countries).
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We are extremely thankful and appreciative for any donation received. Hellen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Will you join us in our mission? We cannot do it without you.
We are extremely thankful and appreciative for any donation received. Hellen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Will you join us in our mission? We cannot do it without you.

Electronic Funds Transfer: 

 
 Name: Rural Reach
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Somerset Mall    
Branch Code: 200912
Account Type: Cheque
Account Number: 62750575006
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
 
*Please email accounts@ruralreach.org in order that we may acknowledge and allocate your donation appropriately.

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Electronic Funds Transfer: 

 
 Name: Rural Reach
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Branch: Somerset Mall    
Branch Code: 200912
Account Type: Cheque
Account Number: 62750575006
SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
 
*Please email accounts@ruralreach.org in order that we may acknowledge and allocate your donation appropriately.

PayPal:

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