It is estimated that out of every
1000 births, 9 babies are diagnosed
with Congenital Heart Disease.

Pelo Foundation is raising funds to ensure that children with Congenital Heart Disease receive life-saving surgery and continue to receive medical treatment, which may range from a simple Diagnostic Angiogram to Interventional Procedures or even Cardiac Surgery.

It is estimated that 1 out of every 1000 babies are born with Congenital Heart Disease and that every 6 hours a new-born is added to the waiting list of those in need of Congenital Heart Disease surgery. Data also shows that 1 to 2 children with Congenital Heart Disease die each week.

Pelo’s Vision is to have a Continental Footprint that will ensure that Africa’s Children with Congenital Heart Disease from indigent communities can have a chance to make it to adulthood.

Our Mission is to bring Joy, Love, and Light to children with Congenital Heart Disease.

Our Aim

Pelo Foundation is raising funds to ensure that children with CHD receive life-saving surgery and medical treatment that could give them a chance in life. Learn More

Why it Matters

Data indicates that 10 to 20% of the children, who don't receive surgery or medical treatment for CHD, will not survive without medical assistance. Learn More

Get Involved

Partner with us to give hope to Africa's children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. Simply donate on our simple and secure online system. Learn More

News Update


A 25-year-old dad, Sihle Mangaliso, from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, is over the moon after his four-year-old son, Namzo< received a lifesaving heart surgery.

Namzo, developed a heart condition last year after he continuously experienced chest problems. Since he was only three at that time, he was placed on a waiting list for a year, as he was too young to undergo the operation.

The four-year-old boy was recently admitted to the Busamed Private Hospital at Paardevlei in the Western Cape to repair a fault in his tiny heart.


Congenital Heart Disease is the most common type of birth defect and is the leading cause of infant deaths in the world. Read More


Tameeka Isaacs turned eight on the day she received her heart surgery. The grade 3 pupil from Heath Park in the Eastern Cape is now leading a healthy life and can breathe normal. Read More

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