Welcome to Earth Community Unethemba (Hope)
Originally founded as Chikara Wellness Charity in 2004, its new transformation occurred in a cross-continental collaborative initiative between South Africa, Japan, and New York, USA in 2020. The organization’s primary activities are still to channel asset-based and monetary donations towards resources for charity, humanitarian, and community projects in the ongoing fight to alleviate poverty, dispel isolation and fight hunger through collective global outreach initiatives or events that empower the individual, restore wellness and strengthen the community in a self-sustaining way.
There is a song in South Africa, called “Ngabula wen’ unethemba liyatshon’ilanga”. It’s predominantly sung by the women of the amaXhosa nation. At its core, it’s a song of Hope for the hungry children in rural areas, standing in a food line, hoping that they will eventually get something to eat.
Hope exemplifies a far greater emotional component of our humanity, an internal rather than outward process of a positive and optimistic demeanor amidst great odds or undesirable challenges, such as poverty. Although poverty is a global challenge fought on many fronts by various stakeholders, it remains the ongoing responsibility of country leaders, chosen by their people, to govern with integrity, implement sound economic policies, eradicate corruption, ensure adequate service delivery and end the social division.