The Em Love Foundation is a community of kind-hearted people who have come together in order to make a difference in our community. The purpose of EM Love is to reach out and lend a helping hand to make a difference in Namibia. This is by carrying out initiatives that touch the lives of the poor and by assisting charity organizations both known and unknown by the community to help create awareness.
The function of the EM Love Foundation is to formulate a bridge between those in need and those that want to help. We thus encourage volunteering and donating. These two aspects make us one big family.
The EM Love Foundation, formally known as the Elias Mavis Love Foundation, is a charity foundation registered in the year 2016 as a section 21 company.
Its inception started with a charity initiative called Love is Charity, in 2012. Founded by Mavis Elias, who has a heart for children and a passion for doing charity work, it is with whom the idea originated. From small ideas such as the Love is Charity Fund-raiser which catered to 120 children from different orphanages, to the blanket initiative which catered to street children and to the hot chocolate outreach. It found its footing in the community and grew a large network of volunteers. Many citizens pledging their assistance in the form of donations and a helping hand. In its lifetime, it has touched lives in various charity initiatives with the largest being a national charity pop-up shop in collaboration with the Street Store.
Today it stands as a registered NGO, with 7 directors and a volunteer database of over 40. Although the initiative has been in assistance for years, there is a lot of room for growth and improvement. Having directors who help steer the vision of the foundation and volunteers who help make the vision a reality, there is a great deal of devotedness to making a difference.