From Destitution To Hope
The history of the Aryan Benevolent Home goes back to 1918, when Mr. DG Satyadeva, witnessed a police officer assaulting a homeless old man for taking shelter overnight in a public toilet in Durban.Deeply distressed by this incident Satyadeva and his colleagues, Mr. Nayanah Rajh and Mr. SL Singh, resolved to provide a home for the City’s neediest.
Three years later, the first home – a small wood and iron house in Cato Manor – opened its doors to three homeless people, and soon became a refuge for the elderly, physically challenged and chronically ill people in need. Today the ABH’s flagship campus stands tall atop Arena Park Drive in Chatsworth.
Speaking at a recent ABH Dinner, President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “The ABH is a home of hope and compassion. Through the work that you do, you are building a united non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous society”.