South Africa


Organisation set up in 2000 and member of Emmaus International since 2004.

The group was set up by Father Louis Blondel, assassinated in 2009 during an attempted burglary of his church, located in a township. C.O.R.D.I.S. is near Orange Farm, a poor town some 40 km from Johannesburg and badly affected by unemployment.

The group’s main activity consists in making bricks, which employs 20 people. C.O.R.D.I.S. also collects items (clothing, furniture, household appliances, building materials, etc.) in Johannesburg to resell them for low prices to local residents of Orange Farm.

Furthermore, the group rents out houses at affordable prices to individuals.