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.
Jun 29, 2009

fresh organic food for the poor!!

Hello everyone- sorry its taken so long to say a HEARTY THANK YOU to all of you for the wonderful donations - over R12000 since March 09 from 18 people. I am not allowed to mention names here unless you specifically say I can, but you all know who you are are!

These funds keep at least 70 micro-farmers supported with on-site training, resource supply, mentorship and even marketing help, for one month. Or put another way, your collective R12000 supports one micro-farmer with all of the above for 70 months!!

Remember that all farmers need special assistance. American and European commercial farmers get huge subsidies, otherwise they would collapse and no-one would have food.

So your help to Abalimi assists scores of emerging micro-farmers to learn to feed their families and their communities, who otherwise cannot get fresh food every day. And the food they grow and eat is top quality organic, so it makes people strong and healthy at the same time as nice and full!!

I attach a couple of new articles for your to read. Enjoy!!

All the best. Rob Small

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Mar 5, 2009

Greetings in 2009 - and thanks for latest donations

Dear Friends, With the economic downturn and increasing unemployment in South Africa, growing your own food is becoming more popular!!

Take a peek at

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=82899

and read all about Abalimi in the international news!!

We are ever more busy, training people like mad, at all levels - Survival level, Subsistence Level, Livelihood Level and even at Commercial Level!!

Your help continues to be VITAL , so thank you one and all for "pulling in"!

The latest amounts (Nov and Dec 08) that came through from quite a number of good people, including our dear friend Grace (who visited Abalimi in 2008) amounted to over R10 500.00 !!!

Thank you for staying with us on the "long road to health and prosperity through organic micro-farming among the poor!!"

Please read our latest Harvest of Hope newsletter attached , which is written to clients of Harvest of Hope, to give you a feel for how our marketing end is going!

Remember- the training you have sponsored makes it all happen!!

All good blessings for 2009- may your own gardens flourish!!

Yours in true development Rob Small for ABALIMI www.abalimi.org.za www.harvestofhope.co.za

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Nov 13, 2008

November blessings and thanks!

Hello Dear Friends of Global Giving!

In late October I received notice from Manmeet Mehta of Global Giving that 6 people and one organisation had together donated $2,864.85 during August and September !!! This is the largest amount yet and comes to a whopping ZAR 28730.00. That is a LOT of training and resources to our emerging farmers. Thank you so much.

In the meantime, please take a peek at our refreshed website on www@abalimi.org.za and also our latest newsletter attached!!

All the very best to you and yours for the Christmas period. We at Abalimi will be continuing in our fields and gardens in support of the poor- who will celebrate Christmas with LOTS of healthy fresh food as part of the festive treat!! And, of course, good farmers seldom go away from their land for long!!

All the very best Rob for ABALIMI


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