Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Abalimi is a Volunteer Association working to empower the disadvantaged through its organic Urban Agriculture program & projects. We support our target groups' ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments, through the following Key Result Areas: resource support; training; organisation building; facilitation of partnerships; research, monitoring and evaluation.
Oct 1, 2012

Awards media reports and visitors

Dear Global Giving Friends

Please forgive the late report, but its all for the good, since it just means we have been running off our feet to keep up with our farmer development and support program , new demand for our services and produce, plus all the wonderful interest we are getting from our Circle of Friends and the Public in general.

I attach a few items for your interest:

1. Our powerpoint presentation to the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille who awarded us Flagship status for her 110% Green Campaign in June

2. An article about us in the Topos Magazine-  an international magazine who awarded us the Topos Award which our farmer leader Christina Kaba is collecting (sponsored by Topos mag)  in Barcelona as I write. Its not a money prize, but has huge implications for maintaining and building our committed Circle of Friends.

3. Link to Lovely article # 1- by Anton Crone, a freelance journalist. Anton is a star in our sky

4. Link to "Nourishing the Planet"- an online mag who published an article by Worldwatch Institute research fellow Molly Theobalt who included us in her article. Thank you Molly if you see this! 

Thank you for your support- please do remember that R100/month (approx USD 10/m)  allows us to develop one farmer , who feeds at least 5 family members, to the point where she becomes fully sustainable.

All the very best to you all, until next time. . 

Rob Small

P.S. don't forget to come visit when in Cape Town. I lead a free-of-charge-for-Friends,  Tuesday fact finding tour,  where you meet the farmers, see the micro-farms and experience the food security and job creation that results from your help. Just contact me to ask for the invite. Until then! Rob

Links:


Attachments:
Apr 30, 2012

Good news!

Dear Friends

greetings from the 'bottom' of Africa , once again!

We got some very lovely coverage in the USA by Rosie Spinks in the Daily Good recently. See Link 1 below

Another bit of good news is that Todd and Marysia, filmmakers, also from America, are working hard to complete a new movie on our work, and they are looking for a bit if help to do so - all done for the love of our Family Microfarmers and Abalimi. They are extraordinary Friends indeed. Please check them out on Link 2

And of course there has been an ongoing stream of wonderful encouragement via your donations, which is like good rain on fertile soil!!  Thank you so much, one and all !

This year we will be documenting our model in great detail so that we can give it away as a "free social franchise" to any farmer group or support organization who are serious about small farmer development for food security and want to create real community based micro-farming jobs. Watch this space.

I hope that 2012 is going well for you and that you will come visit our micro-farming movement in Cape Town sometime, if you have not done so already. 

More reports in due course. Thank you so much to the GlobalGiving Team who work so incredibly hard to make this space available to us all. I even got a reminder to post a report, for which I am very grateful.

All the very best to you all, wherever you are.

Rob Small

Links:

Feb 2, 2012

Friends Newsletter # 38 - focus on youth

Greetings to you in a sparkling new 2012!! 

It is definitely the "wake up!" year, I think. No more can we continue in the aggressive, bully-boy, winner takes all manner which is continually exampled (while often saying the opposite) by our world political and business "leaders". 

But we don't need stupid violent people's revolutions either, destroying everything and forcing us backwards.

So thank you , again, for your ongoing and generous help and interest in "the Gentle Revolution" - see my previous posting for more info.

Please take a look at our latest Friends Newsletter # 38 on www.abalimi.org.za . It focuses on how the youth are really starting to come in to the micro-farming movement. 


Attachments:

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $14
    give
  • $20
    give
  • $42
    give
  • $14
    each month
    give
  • $20
    each month
    give
  • $42
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?