Have you ever felt like you were alone in the world? Have you ever just wanted a group of Christian friends that were on the same page as you? Have you ever wanted to get active in your community but didn’t know where to start? I think we’ve all been there! Well, welcome to The Purple Sisterhood, an organization that encourages women to honor God with their life and body, teaching them to live life in purpose, on purpose!

“...Her clothing is linen, pure and fine, and purple.”-PROVERBS 31:22 AMP


RED= The Blood of Jesus: Matthew 26:28 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” The bible tells us how we were saved and forgiven by the blood of Jesus, He showed us his love on the cross!

BLUE= The word of God: Numbers 15:37-40 “ The Lord said to Moses ,Speak to the sons of Israel and tell them to make for themselves tassels on the hems of their garments throughout their generations, and put a cord of blue on the tassel of each hem. It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, to do them, so that you do not follow after [the desires of] your own heart and eyes, ..... so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy (set apart) to your God.”

The bible tells us we are sanctified, restored and built by the word of God.

PURPLE= Royalty/Priesthood: 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

We therefore have become royal, heirs of the kingdom, chosen, consecrated, women of virtue, the proverbs 31 woman.

This is the time you were born for! To make a change in the world by starting with yourself, we will help you become an agent of change in the world.

Ways to join the movement

Become a MENTEE

  • Online groups and teachings

  • Online sessions with other mentees in the sisterhood

  • Daily interaction with your group leaders and counsellor

  • Weekly devotions and blogs

  • Monthly teachings

  • Discounts on Purple Sisterhood merchandise and ticket prices for events

  • Purple sisterhood outreach programmes


  • Applicants must be between the ages 18 - 35 

  • Applicants must be female

  • Only 50 mentees will be chosen for the 2020 intake

  • Applications for 2020 are closed

Become a MENTOR

  • Get the opportunity to share your life experiences with the younger generation - become a P.S Mentor

  • This opportunity is only open to ladies who are currently being mentored in the programme or were previously mentored by Dr. Mela


  • Weekly devotions  and blogs

  • Monthly teachings

  • Stay up to date with the latest purple sisterhood news and opportunities to attend our events

Subscribe today

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Dr. Mela

Dr. Matamela Mafune is a young christian woman, a businesswoman, writer and medical doctor by profession who gracefully balances career, ministry and family. In July 2016, Mela recalls God speaking to her, instructing her to gather ladies far and wide from all corners of the earth to teach and help them discover their God given purpose, that was the beginning of the Big Sister Programme, where she collectively mentored over 200 women over 3 years.  In 2019 God then instructed Mela to start a new mentorship programme - THE PURPLE SISTERHOOD for women all across the world, with the hopes to inspire and make an impact.

Mela obtained a Bachelor of Surgery and bachelor of medicine (MBBCh) degree from the University of Witwatersrand, she is an astute business woman and has been integral in the growth of her clothing line -The Abriana Store which she started in 2017 with the hopes of spreading the gospel through fashion. 


Dr Mela was named as one of "News24 100 young mandela's of the future 2019" for the amazing work she is doing through The Purple Sisterhood programme. She was then recently selected as 1 of 50 powerful women of 2020 in South Africa, according to Mail and Guardian for the continued work she does through this organisation. 

Dr. Mela's teachings of hope inspire many young women to lead victorious lives, she strives to equip them to walk in purpose. She empowers them holistically and many young women from all over the world testify of how their lives have changed not just spiritually - but also physically, mentally and in all aspects of their being!

“I’m just a girl, trying to change the world, one woman’s heart at a time” – Dr. Mela


About the Founder


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