Promise Mabena

Esther’s Crown Africa

What does your company do?

We are a Non Profit organization with the vision to eradicate poverty in communities through the provision of food nourishment, skills development programs, and entrepreneurial education. Grounded in faith, we aspire to create lasting change and empower communities. Our History: Esther’s Crown Africa began as an online platform for prayers and counseling in 2020, and by 2021, we expanded our reach to 10 African countries. Witnessing the critical need for nourishment in informal settlements, we launched our mobile kitchen initiative to ensure that children have access to healthy food.

What is your biggest success?

We have managed to adopt 200 children at Zwakala informal settlement in Daveyton and they are benefit of our mobile kitchen. We are getting donations of warm clothes for the children in winter season and this has kept children from hunger. Part of taking care of women’s mental health, we founded intimate sessions as pyjama night for women in order to talk, pray and de-stigmatise mental health education. We have reached over a 1000 women virtually and over a 200 physically. I have been globally recognized for my humanitarian work and I am now a One Young World ambassador, sponsored as a delegate in 2023 by ABSA to represent in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2024 6 April, I got awarded humanitarian ofthe year by Africa. And nominated for the dear SA Young leaders awards

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Having limited resources. We currently do not have any corporate sponsorship and depend on donations from individuals and out of my pocket funds. Limited resources limit us from reaching all the needs of the children and women.