We believe God has placed us on earth to serve the needy and therefor Afristone is very much involved in upliftment work in the community.
When we were contacted by the Rotary club of Paarl to supply tiles to the Island of Hope project they were involved with, we immediately agreed to supply all the tiles and pavers for their garden.
We also supplied numerous schools, from the previously disadvantaged communities, in our area with pavers to improve their school grounds.
An orphinage in Mbekweni, Wellington that is funded by private initiative were also one the beneficiaries and received over 1500m² of tiles and pavers.
The Drakenstein Hospice erected in 2008 an "monument" for privately funded community care, namely Butterfly House. This building was funded by companies and individuals from the community and abroad without any government involvement. Here Afristone again supplied all the interior and exterior tiles and the cobbles to make the butterfly emblem that Elizabeth Scrimgeour is so proud of.
Violet Kota is running a feeding scheme for children from her house in Mbekweni, again funded by companies and individuals from the area. When she approach us to improve her facilities we came to her rescue. Not only did we supplied the tiles but also supplied the labour to install the tiles. The Lions club of Paarl contacted us at a later stage to help them improve her facilities and we supplied paving to upgrade her driveway.
Currently Cargo of dreams is erecting a creche in Mbekweni in conjunction with the Dutch Reformed Church of Wellington east and a California based Ministry. When we had the opportunity to help Afristone offered their premises for the containers to be stored and later helped to cast the foundations and floor for the creche. Machinery , labour and tools were provided to help erecting the creche. Visit Cargo of Dreams website to see what good work they are doing helping the needy in South Africa.
When approached by the local police station for advice how to improve the front garden, Afristone grabbed the opportunity to thank the police for their service to the community and paved the area again supplying the material and labour..