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.
Nov 25, 2016

New Video from our lovely American volunteers

Hello Everyone- well its almost Christmas once again, or for those who have other religious & spiritual orientations, it is for sure the end of another year on earth. :)

We were fortunate to host two lovely volunteers from the US of A recently and they made a lovely video about our grasroots farming movement leader and elder Ma Tenjiwe Christina Kaba. The link is below and this is the message we recieved from them:

Hannah and I also made a short 1 minute version of the film and entered it into a different competition. It closes on December 15th so you have plenty of time to watch it a few times ;) Maybe we could put it in the newsletter again too? Thanks for your support!

https://youtu.be/9XuCKlMnHvw?list=PLYT7vD5He2VAqbdfTBaNrXN4NwWs6JmzL

I'll be back in Cape Town for the week starting November 7th before heading back to the United States. Look forward to seeing you all in the office!

Best,

Kate

I am sure you will enjoy the video as much as I did.

With this,I would like to thank you one and all once again for staying with us-  please, even when we reach target, dont go away- keep on supporting us if you can !  The "target" is just because that is what we all need to feel good.But the reality is that this is an intergenerational program that builds and plants for the long road. There are no short roads to freedom from suffering and lack.  Once our "target" is reached I will as quickly as possible post another project with another "target" and I hope and pray that none of you go away during this process which may take some time.

All the very best and Good blessings to you and yours

Rob

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Aug 26, 2016

Just to say hello and thank you one and all

Dear Friends,

this is just to say hello and thank you one and all for the support you have given thus far. 

Some of you I know personally but the fact is that all of you have voted for us by donating and your vote makes a huge difference to our work.

I dont have a new article to post this time , but please do go visit our updated Harvest of Hope website via the link below -  our micro-farmers are producing such wonderfully top quality vegetables and they are getting better and better at itand creating better and better livelihoods for themselves and their families, rather than remaining unemployed and desperate .  Harvest of Hope is their dedicated niche market and the general public can go online and order a packet of freshly harvested veg every week which is delivered to a collection point near where they live or work in Cape Town 

I hope to post another more informative report soon .

Very many thanks to you , once again

All the very best

Rob Small

Links:

May 31, 2016

The re-evolution of Family Farming in SA

Dear Global Giving Friends

I attach hereto an article I have posted before, now updated and published recently in the Odyssey magazine here in SA..

Everything written there is true and spreading like a good virus.

You may be reading about all the problems in SA.

Well, the media just love bad news, as do its consumers, it seems. 

From my perspective as a movement leader, on the ground,  among the common People, inside the very areas where all the poverty and unemployment exist, I can only affirm from my direct experience with tens of thousands of ordinary South Africams, that we have absolute confidence in the future of South Africa as a young democracy- a democracy with possibly even more liberties and freedoms and rights in law than anywhere else in the world.

We only need to focus more, to eliminate poverty and unemployment  in SA , once and for all.

And a large part of that focus will be on what former president Thabo Mbeki called the Second Economy.

This is where Family Farming comes in-  locally grown poison-free food feeding the nation and generating a modest abundance of  hard cash and huge health for all People ,their Cultures and for Nature.   End of poverty and unemployment among the marginalised masses.  End of environmental degradation.  Voila!  Just like that. Simple. Cost effective. Straighforward.

Its a no-brainer .  And its just a matter of time

And if you look around you in your own countries, you will see this marvellous freedom-driven family farming movement blossoming and thriving wherever you gaze, in all directions ! In back yards, in commonages, in allotments, in cities on rooftops, in odd corners, on balconies!   Just look for it and tell me if I am wrong. And it threatens and competes with nothing and no-one.

Enjoy :)

Thank you for your ongoing support and blessings from far and near,

Very best regards, wherever you are.

Rob


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