of the South African population annually sustains serious burn wounds. That amounts to 1.6 million cases per year of which 3500 are children … burn victims per year.

Who We Are

The Avela Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to help children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery. Our foundation was inspired by a brave young girl who showed tremendous courage in the face of adversity.

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What we do

We want to support South African children with burn injuries. Through fund raising, we can assist with their psychological support. This will help them discover their full potential, as recovery is a lifelong rehabilitative process.

Funding will provide for the latest equipment to improve appearance, texture and thickness of their burn scars.

It is also our goal to raise funds to fulfil their special wishes through the Avela #TogetherToGift project.

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The Avela Foundation is committed to help raise awareness regarding the difficulties that burn survivors face as well as raising funds to help these kids recover, rehabilitate and discover their …

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Recovery of mind, body and soul after suffering from burn wounds is a process many of us can’t begin to understand. Donate to make it easier.

We Made It!

Trekking For a Cause – We raised R2m for the Kimberley Hospital burn ward refurbishment and the UMATTER burn support programme.

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Approx 6500

South African children (1-14 yrs) die a year from burn related injuries and 75% are fluid related burns.

What we do

Cotopaxi Summit, Ecuador 2023 (Detailed Itinerary)

The Avela Foundation will be summiting the spectacular Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador this May, to raise funds for burn survivors

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Climbing For A Cause: Conquering a massive volcano to support Burn Survivors

Pre-Expedition Interview: Catherine from Backabuddy Talks with Avela Foundation’s Cami Palomo Ahead of Mount Cotopaxi Climb for Burn Survivors Help

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Our Partners

Antonio Zaninovic Architecture Studio

Known Design

The North Face

First Globe Investment

Smile Foundation

When We Travel

Out In Africa


Kapama Private Game Reserve

Amzak Capital Management

Cento Capital