Zinhle Mbatha (37) is a preacher and a nurse by profession. She is also one of the big hearts that founded The Natalis Foundation. Zinhle co-founded the organisation with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of those less fortunate than she is. “Having been through times of severe lack in my own childhood, I wish to spare as many people as I can [from] the pain I endured.”
“Sassy, classy and bad-assy” Beverley Mohlala (29) is the other gold-hearted half of the founding members. Beverley is a woman after God’s heart. She describes herself as a fun-loving woman who loves God and people and is passionate about helping others. “My heart is in charity [work] and growing up how I did, seeing how others were struggling and still struggle played a huge role in starting the organization. I have always wanted to do more and I feel with this foundation we will do just.”
The pair have the hope of transforming the foundation into an organisation that will contribute to the promotion of mental health. “Although it is still in its infancy, we hope that our foundation will eventually be able to provide not only simple physical comforts, but also counseling services to help [people] win the battles in our minds that keep humanity trapped in unhealthy cycles of survival.”
Being able to counsel women and families in need is very close to Zinhle’s heart, she considers it one of the very best things she can ever do for someone else. “I am a strong believer in being to others what I needed most in life,” she says.
Finally co-founding The Natalis Foundation is also one of both women’s proudest achievements. “It has not been easy helping others, especially with the challenges that came with the restrictions of the lockdown, but being able to impact lives positively despite this has truly been a great reward,” Zinhle adds.
For Beverley, being a successful working single mommy makes her proud, and getting The Natalis Foundation to reach its full potential presents the ultimate win and cherry on the cake. The Natalis Foundation has an active pad and toiletry drive as well as a uniform and stationery drive. They are based in Midrand and Soweto if you’d like to donate items. You can find the foundation on social media – @TNFoundation20 on Twitter and @the_natalis_foundation_ on Instagram. You can also email them at email@example.com or call 0762914684/0742325260 for enquiries.