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RivLife International was birthed in 2005 by River of Life Christian Ministries (ROLCM).  This vision of this ministry, based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is to Reach, Resource and Reform.  RivLife International, as the social outreach arm of ROLCM, give expression to this vision by reaching, resourcing and transforming communities in need of social care and reconstruction. 

The first project that RivLife International started was the RivLife Community Centre in Pietermaritzburg. The work of RivLife International has been recognized by the government of KwaZulu-Natal and the organisation currently has a partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development in meeting the community needs of Ward 34, especially with regards to programmes that address the issues of HIV/AIDS.

This community is ravaged by high prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS, unemployment and poverty, and low levels of literacy. These factors, together with other adverse social circumstances, contribute to the abject poverty conditions that exist in certain sectors of the community. As a result a significant percentage of the people, mainly women and children, are rendered vulnerable to illnesses, abuse and oppression. In order to address the needs of the community holistically, the RivLife Community Centre provides care through four inextricably linked, crosscutting focus areas. These are HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable groups, Economic empowerment, and Nutrition.

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