Ecovillage: Uplift 20000 squatters in South Africa

by Reid Falconer - Individual Grantee


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
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Organization Information

Reid Falconer - Individual Grantee

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Reid Falconer
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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