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African Friends is an international group of non-paid volunteers raising funds for children in South Africa who, as a result of Aids/HIV, live in wretched circumstances.

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One of our methods for generating the required funds is by selling ornaments which are made in South Africa.

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Heart market Durban,

Frederieke Visser and her artistic friend at the ''heart market'' to raise funds for this new venture to support African Friends. See

About heart2heart

Heart2heart was established in late 2011 with a vision to support a local charity. Beautiful hand-crafted ceramic hearts are combined with various trinkets, pearls, crystals or beads to produce an array of exquisite necklaces, decorations and mobiles. Using waxed cotton, leather, suede, velvet or satin ribbon, each finely crafted item is completely unique.

Who we are

The two founder members of this small but growing enterprise are Frances Ridl and Frederike Macquet-Visser, who hail from Drummond and Hillcrest respectively. Heart2heart answered a need in both of us to be creative and productive while at the same time putting something back into our local communities.

A portion of the proceeds are donated to the the Thokomala and Kwamzamo children's homes in KZN, South Africa

Contact us for orders and donations

The latest photos of the children from 2012 and together with the founder of African Friends Frederieke Visser. 



Some photo's  of children and the environment of our project






Kind met hoed

Speeltoestel met kinderen erop





is a home for Aids-affected children, to the south of Durban. It was started by Raymond Madondo and a local committee in response to the traditional and local leaders’ request to enable these children to be cared for within their community rather than be sent away from their areas to formal children’s homes. There are no homes in their direct areas.