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Ecovillage: Uplift 20000 squatters in South Africa

 
$10,583
$39,417
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Summary

By linking organizations to unemployed impoverished people, we provide them with skills and permaculture training and give them access to basic health, education, child care and improved ecohousing

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Project is in an informal settlement (squatter camp), in Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha on the outskirts of Cape Town. In the community surrounding the project unemployment is high, teenage girls fall pregnant in order to access the small monthly government child support, lack of sanitation results in children under 5 dying from diarrhea and TB and HIV/Aids are rife. The cycle of poverty can only be broken by giving the people of this squatter camp hope through education and employment.

How will this project solve this problem?

Permaculture training, provision of meals and means to grow food, early childhood education and better health care will help community members to help themselves and break the cycle of poverty.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will help improve the health and well-being of 20 000 impoverished people living in a poverty stricken squatter camp in a sustainable way it will provide opportunities for growth and development and the society as a whole.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Reid Falconer

Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Ecovillage: Uplift 20000 squatters in South Africa
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