A group of rural women in a garden farm showing how much they appreciate financial assistance from donors throughout the world.
A rural woman and her baby in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is asking you for help. Please donate.
ACAT is a non-denominational, faith-based organisation committed to improving the livelihoods of the poor on a sustainable basis where poverty, resource degradation, malnutrition, unemployment, and HIV and AIDS are widespread.
A group of rural women selling merchandise at an outdoor market in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, beneficiaries of funding via ACAT KZN.
A rural farmer standing in a field of maize, a recipient of financial assistance from ACAT KZN.
A rural woman farmer in a field of maize, sustainable agriculture in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
A lady sits next to a home built bread oven, a recipient of funding from ACAT KZN.

ACAT is committed to improving, on a sustainable basis, the livelihoods of the rural poor in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ACAT’s self-help programmes, of sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurial development and partnerships, enable participants to produce their own food, eat a balanced diet, create their own jobs and generate income for their families.

ACAT’s fund-raising is a critical aspect to enable it to educate, train, and mentor the previously disadvantaged rural people in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It assists us in creating sustainable self-employment, income generation, job creation, poverty alleviation and entrepreneurship. Financial donations also help us develop programmes to educate rural people on correct nutrition, HIV and Aids, and life skills.

Our main focus areas include:

  • increased food production,
  • improved health and nutrition,
  • improved income levels,
  • the starting of enterprises,
  • increased knowledge, skills, capacity, and education,
  • addressing the HIV and AIDS pandemic,
  • social mobilization,
  • strengthening civil society,
  • caring for and sustaining the environment,
  • spiritual upliftment and transformation,
  • how to implement sustainable development programmes.
ACAT Success Stories
The success story below has been randomly selected from our ever-growing archive of heartwarming stories, successes made possible by the ACAT Team, a small group of dedicated community volunteers, and your donations.
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Dorah Masondo
Mrs Dorah Masondo from Buhlebemvelo G5 at Entumeni is an active group member who is motivated and full of energy. She does not miss an opportunity to turn a good idea into a profitable one! She makes and sells calabash ladles, and freshly picked spinach from her garden, at the pension pay point.
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A young girl in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is asking you for help. Please donate.
To find out how you can assist us email acat@pixie.co.za
A rural family in their farm with lots of nutritious fresh food in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
These women have created their own sewing business with help from funding via ACAT KZN.
"Whenever you did this for one of the least important of these members of my family, you did it for me!"
– Jesus