25:40 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2003, to help save children impacted by HIV/AIDS and poverty in southern Africa. The core of our mission is to empower communities to save children. We are inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew Chapter 25, verse 40: “And the King shall reply, ‘Whatever you do for the least of these brothers of mine, you do for me.’”
25:40’s focus is on children living in the rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, which is characterized by extreme poverty, high incidences of HIV/AIDS and other disease and high incidences of violence toward women and children. For all of its beauty, the Eastern Cape (and the Transkei in particular) is sadly among the poorest regions in Africa. Second only to Limpopo, the Eastern Cape leads all other South African provinces in poverty, with more than 72 % of its people (about 4.6 million) living below the poverty line.
In an effort to combat the devastating impacts of poverty, disease and violence on orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in the Transkei, 25:40 is collaborating with the Small Projects Foundation (SPF) and the Canzibe Mission to fund and implement comprehensive, community-based programs designed to identify and save these children.
The mission of 25:40 is to channel the attention and resources of those blessed with much toward saving children in southern Africa from the devastating impacts of poverty, disease and violence, and in doing so create one community of people empowered with purpose, healing and hope.