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Looking to donate to Sweet Life Diabetes Community? We welcome any and all donations!

Empower South Africans with diabetes

Help us solve one of the biggest causes of mortality in South Africa by giving South Africans with diabetes exactly the diabetes education they need.

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A practical way to help

Diabetes is the number one killer of women in South Africa, the number two killer of men. There is no national diabetes education programme, which means people don’t understand their condition – they are dying unnecessarily.
We are SA’s leading voice in diabetes, and we have the solution:
a WhatsApp diabetes education chatbot.

But we need your help!

Your donation helps us give South Africans with diabetes the tools they need to stay alive. We know that knowledge is power, but that knowledge has to be in the right format, and the right language, at the right health literacy level, to the right person – exactly when they need it. We know how to do this, we just need help financing our work.

Each donation empowers more South Africans with diabetes.

Where will your donation go?

We have spent the last 3 years developing foundational diabetes education content that we have been sending to clinics nationwide in leaflet form. The problem with print, however, is that it’s expensive and difficult to distribute. WhatsApp solves this problem by giving us direct access to people on their phones (we have 96% WhatsApp penetration in South Africa!)

Your donation will fund our full-time project manager, content development (text, images, video), translation and – critically – our monitoring and evaluation. We’ve created focus groups across South Africa to test that this chatbot is truly useful, and understandable. Our community is at the heart of everything we do.

Each donation counts

Every R100 donation empowers more South Africans with diabetes.
Every single donation is a brick in the foundational diabetes education we are building. 
Together, we can empower South Africans with diabetes and help to solve one of the biggest causes of mortality in SA. 

Find out more about our approach to diabetes education, and the background behind the Sweet Life chatbot here:

And read more about Sweet Life’s work in general at

Please help us launch and maintain the Sweet Life chatbot by sharing this campaign with your family and friends! 
The more people who join us, the more South Africans with diabetes we can empower.

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Want to discuss ideas?

We are always open to any innovative ideas for fundraising. Please use the contact form on our website to chat to co-founder Bridget McNulty.

All donations are tax-deductible

Sweet Life Diabetes Community is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO) and can issue a donation receipt for your tax deduction at the end of the tax year.

Registration Number (NPO): 220-984 NPO
Public Benefit Organisation Number: 9472176198

If you’re a South African taxpayer or a company or organisation working in South Africa, please complete the form below to receive your 18A donation receipt.

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Sweet Life Diabetes Community
First National Bank (FNB)
Account Number: 6280 4684 612
Branch Code: 250655
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Name + donation

Sweet Life Diabetes Community is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the ability to issue Section 18A certificates. This means that all donations are tax deductible.

Sweet Life SED Certificate

Sweet Life recently received our SED certificate, which is such an honour. We are now eligible to receive Socio-Economic Development contributions.

This certificate is the product of a verification of the B-BBEE socio-economic development beneficiary base of Sweet Life, performed in accordance with the requirements stated in Code 500 of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss SED contributions.

Sweet Life SED certificate
Sweet Life is a registered NPO/PBO (220-984) with a single goal: to improve diabetes in South Africa. We are funded by sponsorships and donations from aligned companies and organisations who believe in our work. We only share information that we believe benefits our community. While some of this information is linked to specific brands, it is not an official endorsement of that brand. We believe in empowering people with diabetes to make the best decisions they can, to live a healthy, happy life with diabetes.