why the church ?
The local church is the platform from which Orchard: Africa operates. The reasons are simple.
The Church is one of the most sustainable community-based organizations in the world, able to reach where many other established organizations cannot.
The mission of the Church is to protect and holistically care for the vulnerable.
The church is unique in its' ability to make impact across generations.
Church leaders throughout South Africa are front-line workers in vulnerable communities. Facing a myriad of needs, these leaders are often the most under- resourced. This is why Orchard: Africa exists. We equip, train and mentor church leaders, transforming them from Sunday preachers into effective, every-day community leaders. At Orchard: Africa, we are passionate about the Church, protecting the vulnerable and sustainable, holistic solutions.