But not only schooling measures lay the foundation for a better life in the Eastern Cape region. The Bulungula Incubator is also committed to progressing the health and nutrition situation. When the organization was launched, there was no local access to medical services. Through the organizations efforts, the community now has access to a local Health Point, monthly voluntary HIV testing and counselling facilities and customised home based health care. The project continuously employs all means on-site to help the villagers with the development of water sources and renewable energies.
Finding synergies between the traditional African lifestyle and external technologies and innovations is crucial for the organization. In this respect, educational work is of great importance on each level: Workshops on sustainable farming, first aid courses or financial advice. The people of the villages benefit greatly from this integrated approach. Guidance by the organization makes the establishment of numerous micro-enterprises possible. The intense local activities have brought about many jobs: Over 60% of households in the region receive an income that is connected to the efforts of the Bulungula Incubator.
With the hands-on support of the organization so far 6000 people could be reached. In collaboration with the government, other NGOs as well as with financial supporters like Deutsche Bank, the Bulungula Incubator continues to advance the communal development in one of the poorest regions in South Africa.