Sanitary Wear Project


SOS are currently assisting the informal community of Bloekombos, which is located in Kraaifontein, Cape Town. This community comprises shack dwellings, housing approximately 50,000 residents.  It comprises 6 schools (2 secondary) as well as a community centre, a community clinic and numerous taxi-car washes & other micro-businesses such as micro-gardens.  

Currently, all residents rely on communal municipal water taps, which are spaced across the community.  However, there are many areas – especially those which have been newly added – where there are no taps for up to 1 to 2 km’s walk. SOS have, over the past 20 months, been implementing additional rain-water harvesting tanks to all of the above within this community, and providing them with clean non-potable water for their use, which we truck into them from a source in the CBD.  We have a very good relationship with the key players in the community, as well as the schools and clinic. 


Communities, Businesses and Schools need help to keep operating during the water crisis. Our future is at stake.