The Grace Factory is an independent, caring charity passionate about helping moms and babies in need in South Africa.

Many people have asked who is behind The Grace Factory, so here goes:


Amy Westerman

The founder, admin and social media “expert” for The Grace Factory.  Mom to two beautiful little girls,  Erin Grace and Sienna Faith and wife to the most amazing husband, Damien. Amy works full time as a Chartered Accountant. She is passionate about helping others and loves going for walks as often as possible.

Sarah Botes 

Sarah is our youngest volunteer, with a burning passion to help moms and babies in need. Sarah manages all the day-to-day activities of The Grace Factory, specifically the packing and distribution of our maternity packs; coordinating donations and drop-off points; and managing all our social media pages. She is passionate about making a difference and being a light to those around her.

Vaal Triangle 

Ellouise van Vuuren

Ellouise, a registered and qualified Social Worker with 19 years experience, is passionate about issues regarding women’s rights, children, basic human rights for all, equality and a non-racial society. She is a full-time mom to 3 beautiful girls, Lexie-Grace, Lilly Grace and Lucy Grace and wife to the best hands-on dad, Niel. She loves people and believes in the collective power of many small actions that together make one big difference.


Previous volunteers 

Alison Wright

Alison was the heart and soul of The Grace Factory. She is mom to two wonderful boys, Matthew and Tim and wife to the most supportive husband, John. Alison ran around every day collecting, dropping off and following up on donations, and so much more. She loves helping others and worked full time as a Grace Factory volunteer before immigrating to Poland with her family.