Dear Global Giving Friends,
Im happy to show you a few pictures of our farmers and the result of their hard work. One picture is of a farmers meeting which you will see is a big meeting. Mixed in the large group you will notice a couple of europeans who are members of our staff.
The next picture is of some farmers in their garden which is one of the approximately 50 community gardens that we support. Their garden is looking healthy and fresh despite the very bad drought we experienced this summer.
The last pic is of the produce from the gardens which we then sell for the farmers through our Harvest of Hope marketing arm. The Harvest of Hope marketing arm is almost covering all its own costs from a small percentage that it takes from the sales of the farmers veg.
Please remember that our community gardeners also produce fresh vegetables for their own consumption and what they earn from sales is used to support their households. Please also remember that without their gardens they would be unemployed and underfed.
We are very proud of our farmers who survive and thrive despite all odds and who set a shining example far and wide for others to follow.
We are grateful to you for the wonderful support you all give without which we would not be able to continue to train new farmers and improve the skills of the existing ones.
Thank you once again and best regards
Rob Small- resource mobilisation support for Abalimi Bezekhaya