Our Main Group

The Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa’s Facebook group was opened in 2014 by Felicity Guest.

The purpose of this group was to reach out and offer support to single parents who are facing battles with

child maintenance and children’s rights related issues. Here is where you ask those burning questions, get

advice on the way forward.

Today, this group is ‘home’ to over 35 000 members and has a team of dedicated administrators to hold the

fort and empower this community.

You can join the Facebook group HERE

Support Groups

CMDSA currently has over 20 support groups running nationally. The support groups

are run by member volunteers who are there to emotionally support single parents in

their journey. The support groups are run via Whatsapp groups as well as face to face

meetings. Many of the support groups have various projects that they are running in

order to further support their members, such as a court buddy program. Members on

our group can volunteer to become support group leaders in their areas, and CMDSA

gives training to them before the group is started.

If you would like to find out who runs your nearest support group, please have a look at the

support group leaders file in Resources or email us on supportgroups@cmdsa.org.za

Our Business Group

We offer our services, time and resources absolutely free with our support groups and

our main Facebook page members, but there are many legs of our journey that require

funding.

We do not allow any form of advertising on our main group, so we have opened this

business site to give our members a safe platform to advertise and grow their

businesses whilst assisting the NPC’s growth as well.

Here you are able to add your product or service to a directory and place adverts for a

small fee.

If you would like to add your business to our listings, please email business@cmdsa.org.za or join

the group HERE

Social Enterprise

The Worri Monster is a social enterprise project for unemployed, unskilled and marginalised women who do not receive maintenance from the fathers of their children.

It is an opportunity to learn a skill and earn an income to provide a better life and future for their children. These projects are run in hubs around the country. These hubs also become support groups and empowerment spaces for women to learn about their and their children’s rights.

The Worri Monster is a therapeutic doll, that can be used by child therapists and social workers in their practises. However they also make unique dolls for any child to love, and to share their “worri’s” with.

Worri Monsters can be sponsored by corporates and gifted to beneficiaries of their choice. Private sales are also available. Proceeds of all sales go to the maker and the NPC.

Find out more HERE