Our previous building

Our founders and the children

Two Sisters is the brainchild of Patrick Chamusso.

The charity, based in north east South Africa, supports orphans of the AIDS epidemic that is destroying much of the African continent. Two Sisters started almost by accident.

Patrick, a political prisoner of the apartheid regime, was released from Robben Island in 1991. In prison he dreamed of his release and of looking after the community and meeting the needs of his people.

He settled in Mganduzweni, a beautiful but poor area, in the hills outside White River – nestling at the foot of Legogote Mountain. A neighbour in the village died and left two daughters. In 1999 Patrick and his wife fostered the two sisters. With the increase of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa and the increasing number of orphans this number gradually grew… Today Patrick has approximately 260 children in his care.
He has donated his original home to Two Sisters for a drop-in care centre.

From donations received Two Sisters has also commenced:

  • A play area for children.
  • Two Sisters purchased a plot of land near the main building. This has been walled and fenced for security, and contains jungle gyms and a netball pitch.
  • A soccer ground nearby for the boys.