Based in the Inanda Valley in Kwazulu Natal, the White House was established by Russell Chili and his wife, Precious, in 2003. They wanted to offer a place of refuge for those cast out from society due to illness, misfortune or circumstances beyond their control.
From humble beginnings, Russell and Precious have given tirelessly and unselfishly to the community around them for over a decade. They have opened up their home to the poorest of the poor, many of whom are suffering from TB, cerebral palsy or are mentally handicapped. Most have become a burden to their families and in desperation, they have been sent to the White House.
Largely unfunded and with meager resources, they managed to feed, clothe and offer shelter to hundreds of people who have no where else to go and no one to turn to.
The White House Community Centre is an inspiration to all those who believe in the power of the human spirit.