South African Townships One Community At A Time


Townships were apartheid-era towns designed to both isolate local inhabitants from privileged white society and discourage long-term planning and investment. Even in post-apartheid South Africa, informal settlements are still being established. In spite of a diverse racial and socio-economic population, the majority of South Africans live in townships.
Living Springs Faith Ministry (LSFM) is a non-profit Christian organization, which champions holistic community transformation of townships through intentional local leadership development, grassroots community projects, and the establishment of healthy missional churches in Southern Africa and beyond.

How We Help


We help heal broken people and communities.


Assisting townships rebuild through education and grassroots projects.


Creating community leaders and helping them pass on their knowledge.

Transforming townships by helping rebuild their sense of community and restoring their identity in Christ is the heart of our missions.

Transforming townships by helping rebuild their sense of community and restoring their identity in Christ is the heart of our missions.

• Developing township leaders, supporting healthy missional township churches
• Establishing grassroots projects to poor and rural communities
• Empowering local leaders through family mentorship, outreach opportunities, and academic scholarships

Apartheid Effects on Townships By The Numbers

The Apartheid system that was once in place in South Africa has left many problems for the township communities. The lack of stability, structure and  education resources has led many children to violence. Unfortunately, children are often surrounded by violence and are influenced to join gangs and pursue a life of abuse, crime and wrong-doing and distorting their sense of morality.


of Township South Africans are Unemployed


Of Township South Africans Entering Higher Ed.


of Township Children Grow-Up Fatherless

Transformation Stories

Not everyone from a township has to be a statistic. LSFM believes in their transformation. Below are some stories of how townships are transformed.

African Outreach

African youth reaching out to their local and international community transforms mindsets of poverty and community.

New Men

Transformation is when young men become examples of caring, integrity, and strength to the community.

Healing Brokenness

Smiles may hide pain, but brokenness run deep. At LSFM we believe in lasting healing and life after brokeness.


Africa 2 Asia

Transformation is when township young adults can volunteer abroad.


Marriage and Family

From single-mom school drop out to married business leader LSFM’s goal is to transform broken families into healthy relationships.


Women With A Mission

Transformation is when the most vulnerable sector is empowered to purse studies and careers.

African Servant Leadership

Transformation is when leaders serve the least in the community first.

Donated Building in Mfuleni

Transformation is when others donate a building for a community church.

Polynesian Arts

LSFM celebrates the world's nations and their cultures in the townships.

Ready To Help?

Join us in our fight to transform Township life in South Africa. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes to helping our many programs and initiatives. Volunteer work is hands-on and occurs at a grass-roots level. Your gift can help bring lasting change!


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