Urban Agriculture and Nature Conservation

by Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Summary

Intensive training and follow-up support in Urban Agriculture and Horticulture for the poor in Cape Town, South Africa
$48,125
total goal
$48,125
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Beneficiaries live in poverty-stricken townships with high levels of unemployment, hunger and HIV/AIDS. Most lack formal education or skills. Communities lack housing and other essential resources. Townships are built on infertile sand-dunes, where precious Cape Flora has been badly damaged. Beneficiaries include women, youth, the elderly and persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Solution

To provide 200 disadvantaged people with intensive training in organic Urban Agriculture or Horticulture. Each trainee will receive a starter pack with everything necessary to start their own gardens. Fieldwork support will be provided for one year.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help communities fight poverty and hunger, while conserving the environment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.abalimi.org.za
Cape Care Route- a Tale of Two Cities
Jungle Jive Environmental Street Theatre

Organization Information

Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.abalimi.org.za

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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