Who are we

IMPOPHOMO RUSHING WATERS (Impophomo) is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) [Reg. No. 090-889] focusing on the socio – economic development of various impoverished communities.

Impophomo is a non profit organisation which was established by Umsizi sustainable solutions partnering with Northpoint City Church. Impophomo focuses on soci-economic development and welfare of impoverished communities throughout South Africa!

Impophomo’s vision

Building self-reliant and prosperous communities through implementing sustainable soci-economic development solutions and programmes focused on empowering people in regions affected by poverty

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Impophomo is preparing to host two (2) Year-End gift functions on 1 December 2017 for seven (7) pre-schools, with a total of 500 children. On the same day, Impophomo also intends to make a donation of 600 chair bags and stationery packs for Grade 1 and 2s enrolled for 2018 at Masakhane Primary School, which is one of the largest primary schools in Zandspruit. The aim of the event is to make a sustainable and sizable difference to the Zandspruit community through donation of gifts, bringing joy as well as building stronger partnerships.

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Our Focus Points:

Impophomo’s specific focus and purpose is to undertake projects in Zandspruit within the following categories:

Poverty eradication through projects focusing on livelihood development i.e. job creation, enterprise creation, income creation, local economic development, business development, economic production development and infrastructure development.

Providing for the basic needs of the poor i.e. food & clothing support, basic services, improving living conditions, medical resource programmes, educational resource programmes, assisting in community crises and emergencies etc.

Education and skills development i.e. Basic education training, schooling programmes, life skills development, computer literacy training, specialized skills development, mentorship programmes and career building.

Community development i.e. sports and recreation, creative arts, community outreaches, fun days, community projects, youth development, womens’ development, government projects, Mandela Day.

Life guidance and support i.e. counseling, life mentorship, biblical discipleship, stakeholder partnerships, leadership development and prayer.

Corporate Social Investment i.e. CSI projects, Corporate partnerships, Corporate Events, Investment programmes, Donations and Corporate Responsibility.

The work of Impophomo is mostly accomplished through partnerships with the church, business, local leaders and organisations

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Latest News and Events


Charity Golf Tournament – Book here!

IMPOPHOMO RUSHING WATERS (NPO) will be hosting a fund rising golf-day in support of our poor community, Zandspruit. Your partnering with this amazing, youth, sports development programme will make a great impact on the community’s […]

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CareerBuild 2016 Skills Development Education

Part of our Skills Development Education programme is our successful partnership with CareerBuild, which establishes education and skills guidance to unprivileged learners. We are honoured to have this collaboration, and with humble acknowledgement to our […]

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Sports Tournament on the 23 July 2016

We are working into the impoverished community of  Zandspruit north of Johannesburg,  Will be hosting a sports Tournament on the 23 July 2016 in aid of Youth and sports development. Our aim is to create awareness of sports […]

Our programs are listed below

Food Production and Farming

This project is about changing previous ideas about food production and it empowers households and farmers to feed their families and generate income

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Targets the poorest of the poor. Initial focus on nutritious food production and security at household level. Income creation and selling excess to local markets. Empowerment of farmers and cooperatives to increase their production and become more competitive and provide the community with skills development, mentorship, infrastructure and enterprise development support .This project is about changing previous ideas about food production and it empowers households and farmers to feed their families and generate income

Community Sports Development 

The programme has brought hope and encouraged the youth to dream beyond their current circumstances

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Football is very close to the heart of the Youth in the community. Impophomo held its first ‘Knock-Out Format’ tournament, in 2009, which is now an annual event around Youth Day. The last tournament was held in August 2015, where over hundreds of people from the community participated with much joy. The programme has brought hope and encouraged the youth to dream beyond their current circumstance. R 100,000 donated towards sports development Sports MEC and leaders in attendance and very thankful to Impophomo.Many volunteers from partners and businesses used to setup and run the day. Impophomo is working with all the football clubs and coaches in Zandspruit to develop the youth and train them in life skills for the future. In 2016, Impophomo will begin a broad-based youth sports development programme to create opportunities for the youth to escape poverty.

Skills Development and Education

To date about 250 learners have graduated through this programme, with 60 graduating in 2015, from schools in Zandspruit and Cosmo

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CareerBuild is a proudly South African, non-profit organisation that enables previously disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17 to 25  to realise their career dreams through coaching and career education. The CareerBuild team enlists the help of passionate and committed people, who are dedicated to assisting school leavers, students, graduates and job seekers to build a step-by-step, realistic plan of paving the way to their dream careers, by providing information and support in the development of their careers. The outcome of the programme is detailed career plans and envisioning according to their discovered talents. After each programme, a Graduation Ceremony is held in honour of the learners. This programme has a very high success rate is in linking graduates successfully to identified careers and establishment of businesses.

Development of Entrepreneurs

The programme aims to teach basic business administration and marketing skills.

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To date about 16 entrepreneurs have benefitted from business mentorship support by Impophomo. The programme aims to teach basic business administration and marketing skills. The heart of the programme is incubating and discipling people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and greater business effectiveness. Areas of entrepreneurship include trading, clothing manufacture, food production and services. Going forward we aim to undertake more enhanced business development, mentorship, training and support.

Food & Clothing Support

Impophomo provides food and clothing on a regular basis to poorest families. Over 2015 Impophomo has provided around 1,000 handouts of food and clothes to needy families

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Impophomo provides food and clothing on a regular basis to poorest families through; Zandspruit Clinic, Zandspruit crèches and pre-schools,3 Community Organisations in Zandspruit, Lion Park Community Organisations and Northpoint church. Over 2015 Impophomo has provided around 1,000 handouts of food and clothes to needy families. Our volunteers use every opportunity to counsel and pray with those families and to build lasting relationships. Require Donations of old clothes, food, blankets, toiletries, washing soaps, stationery, books and Bibles. More volunteers and corporate partnership needed.

Disaster Support

Impophomo provides disaster relief to severe instances where homes are destroyed. We help providing furniture, clothing, food and blankets. We engage in councelling and spiritual support to the effected famalies involved.

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In 2015 Impophomo provided disaster relief for 21 separate instances where homes were destroyed, including the Kaya Sands disaster. Impophomo helped with furniture, clothing, food and blankets. Our coordinators were able to help, counsel and pray with destitute families. Future requirements: Donations of old clothing, bedding, mattress and furniture we are able to contribute to the needs of the poor. Being available to help and counsel the destitute after even the little they have had been taken from them. Innovative preventative concepts needed. Greater corporate partnership required.

Corporate Investment Events

Impophomo requires funding support from corporates for its poverty alleviation and empowerment in poor communities.

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These events seek to create corporate awareness and support for Impophomo’s socio-economic development programmes. Impophomo is an effective avenue for corporates to partner effectively where their CSI has meaningful impact on the poor and credibility.Impophomo’s key partner is Umsizi Sustainable Social Solutions, which is a company specializing in the design and implementation of socio-economic development programmes. All of Impophomo’s programmes are managed on a charitable basis using Umsizi’s knowledge, skill and experience. Impophomo is able to provide tax exemptions and BBBEE compliance certificates for partnering corporates.We are trusting for an increase in corporate partnerships.

Christmas Gifts

Impophomo donates  gift boxes to under-privileged children in Zandspruit pre-schools, churches and Lion Park.

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In 2014 Impophomo donated 700 gift boxes to under-privileged children in Zandspruit pre-schools, churches and Lion Park. Impophomo volunteers did puppet shows, dances and creative shows and music. Recreational events were undertaken at 4 communities where the gifts were handed out to children and parents. The teachers, parents and students were motivated and encouraged for the future. The Christmas gift has brought much joy to families which would often go without. “The greatest gift one could ever receive is the gift of giving to someone else”.

Other Projects

Imphophomo continues to partner with soup kitchens, libraries and community centres. We also assist in the establishment of new community centers.

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Impophomo supplies gas, maize meal and food to Alpheus Mashile’s Soup kitchen that feeds hundreds of elderly, poor and disabled people daily. Zandspruit Library and computer room have been equipped with Computers through Northpoint and library books donated by Olivedale Library. Impophomo Continues to partner with the soup kitchens, libraries and community centres, Assist in the establishment of a new community center and help to improve structures e.g. kitchens, install ceilings, install extractor fan, whirly bird, assist with equipment, acquire more computers, books and desks and develop a healthy nutritional plan to improve health of families as well as teaching people to grow healthy food to meet their basic needs and to sell for income and plan outreach events to provide assistance to the needy.


Impophomo has made immense impacts into the lives of many people living in impoverished communities. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and that all died. He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)

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Partner with current programmes or bring new programmes for inclusion
Volunteer to serve in Impophomo using your specific talents
Make donations (material and financial)
Mobilize your work organisation
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