In 1976 a group comprised of community nurses, health educators, social workers and community leaders formed a community based organisation, Muthande Society for the Aged (MUSA). It focused on issues affecting the elderly in the community; their social, physical, economic and emotional needs. The elderly had been neglected over the years during apartheid era.
From its inception the main challenges were to implement programmes that alleviate poverty, reduce social isolation, assist in acquiring skills and help the frail and ill through illness. Over the years the scope of operations has expanded widely to include programmes such as HIV/AIDS and training of family members and care givers on health and social issues.
Muthande was formally registered in 1982 and has since become an affiliate of HelpAge International and several other national and international organisations. The organization currently employs 97 individuals ranging in Social services; Home based health care and Finance and administration, etc.
Our vision is to be amongst global leaders in promoting and protecting the rights and independence of senior citizens through implementing programmes that promotes positive ageing.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of senior citizens in their homes, within the community to ensure that they live as independent members of the society.
To expand and support our service centre, offering holistic services that support senior citizens to live independent lives in their homes.
To render home based care services to the frail, bedbound, housebound elderly, disabled and sick family members, reaching out to 10000 clients a year.
MUSA works within eThekwini Municipality in: