Our Mission

Who We Are

iKhaya LikaBaba is a non-profit organisation based in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The name iKhaya LikaBaba is an isiZulu phrase that means “House of the Father”. Initially iKhaya was established in response to God’s call to respond to the number of babies that are abandoned in our area due to poverty related issues such as HIV, poverty, teenage pregnancy and the like. iKhaya affords the shelter, love, and the quality of care these children deserve.

Our primary goal is to have them restored with their families, or placed in adoptive or foster families whenever possible. However, we accept that there will be many for whom these options cannot be realised and we are committed to raising them to adulthood and providing a family within the body of the church because “God sets the lonely in families”.  Psalm68:6a.

We provide excellent care that is individualised according to each child’s needs. Our full time staff consists of a House-Coordinator, an assistant and eight caregivers who work in pairs on a shift basis. We employ a full time social worker and a house mother. We also employ the services of full time volunteers who generally come to us from other nations and serve iKhaya as their ministry to Christ for a year. Local volunteers who consist of registered nurses, occupational therapists, doctors, physiotherapists, and maintenance assistants also serve iKhaya in the time they have available.
Our aim is to provide well-balanced physical, social, and emotional care aimed at developing each child to his or her full potential.

Who We Are Governed By


iKhaya is located on the campus of Solid Ground Church and is a ministry of the church. iKhaya is overseen by a Management Committee (Mancom) made up of members of Solid Ground Church. iKhaya’s constitution requires that there are at least three of the church’s elders on the Mancom because it is the churches view that the solution to poverty lies in the practice of good governance.

The iKhaya Approach