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After acting as a place of safety for one or two (at a time) children for many years, we realized that we could better serve the community and children at large, by registering a non-profit that could enlist the assistance of the general public for funding.

The Maletsasi Story

After acting as a place of safety for one or two (at a time) children for many years, we realized that we could better serve the community and children at large, by registering a non-profit that could enlist the assistance of the general public for funding.

Prior to the registration, all care of children had been personally funded and simply incorporated into one family budget. But as the number increased, so too did the costs and we realized that formalization was inevitable. 

We thought long and hard about the name of our foundation, eventually settling on Tiffini’s childhood nickname, lovingly bestowed on her by the rural community in which her mum taught. ‘Maletsatsi’ – child/mother of the sun. It seemed fitting. It felt right. 

And so, The Maletsatsi Foundation was officially registered. Not in our wildest dreams did we anticipate it taking off as it has. Although the volume of children who have come through our home in the last 12 months have made us acutely aware of how miserably we are failing women as a whole… but that for a different time! 

At present, The Maletsatsi Foundation consists of three homes – Letśatśi House, Nomalanga House and Selmo House. Each has a house mother (legally responsible for the children) and six babies. We serve as an interim resting place for children as they require us, a place to call home whilst their cases are finalized.

The Maletsasi Story

Prior to the registration, all care of children had been personally funded and simply incorporated into one family budget. But as the number increased, so too did the costs and we realized that formalization was inevitable. 

We thought long and hard about the name of our foundation, eventually settling on Tiffini’s childhood nickname, lovingly bestowed on her by the rural community in which her mum taught. ‘Maletsatsi’ – child/mother of the sun. It seemed fitting. It felt right. And so, The Maletsatsi Foundation was officially registered. 
Not in our wildest dreams did we anticipate it taking off as it has. Although the volume of children who have come through our home in the last 12 months have made us acutely aware of how miserably we are failing women as a whole… but that for a different time! 

At present, The Maletsatsi Foundation consists of three homes – Letśatśi House, Nomalanga House and Selmo House. Each has a house mother (legally responsible for the children) and six babies. We serve as an interim resting place for children as they require us, a place to call home whilst their cases are finalized.

The Family

Behind the Scenes

We’re crazy about the life we get to lead and we love the ‘work’ we get to do each day. Who wouldn’t love getting to snuggle little humans day in and day out?
The work we do pays in hugs, sloppy kisses and lots of emotional rewards. Unfortunately, everything that children need cannot be paid for with squeezes.

And that’s why we need you to buy some goodwill from us in our e-store! We’re a registered NPC and PBO and can provide you with a Section 18A certificate for tax purposes. It’s a win-win situation! We can feed our babes, you feel good AND you can claim it back from the taxman. Donate today for a taste of happiness!”
MEET THE HEINS

We are The Heins…

  • TIFFINI HEIN

    HI… I’m Tiffini. Multi-tasking-ninja-mom to many. I’m passionate about children being children….
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    RICHARD HEIN

    This is my long-suffering engineer of a husband, Richard. He’s a gem who’s put up with a lot of crazy…
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    SOPHIE-MAE

    This is Sophie-Mae, she’s 8 years old with the heart and soul of a granny. This kid is a legend…
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  • HARVEY

    This is Harvey Elliot, our second born child and first son. He’s a real softy with a heart of gold and looooooves a great big snuggle!
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    MAC & CHEESE

    Mac & Cheese is 4 years old now and joined our family when he was 7 months. We are not allowed to show you his delightful face
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    THE GOOSE

    Never did there live a bigger drama queen than The Goose. At 3 years old, she is the dinkiest little human.. physically… but do not be fooled
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  • Peace

    It won’t be long till we can show you this precious human’s face and disclose his actual name. Peace’s adoption is alllllmost through.
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