Highlight stories from October

The gift of vegetables – in a bag!

Vegetable bags were donated to 14 Orphans/Vulnerable and “granny-headed” households in the areas of Njengabantu, Mbuba and Ngome of the Umzinyathi District near Greytown. Seedlings were donated by CPS Seedlings to LETCEE: every month they donate 1000 seedlings as per an agreement with the CPS Seedlings management.

The concept of growing vegetables in bags is an innovative way to help those who do not have their own gardens or open land to plant crops. Now they can grow their own fresh vegetables using very little space.

Zane Planting

Above: Kitso Ramugelo, LETCEE Community Development Manager with Zane Dlamini, Zimele Field Trainer – planting vegetable bags.

Veg BagPlanting Veg Bags

Above L-R: a vegetable bag & a group of Abahambi from Njengabantu who assisted in planting the vegetable bags for impoverished community households.

Shared egg production project

Zimele SHG members from Siyathuthuka, Vukasakhe and Sizakahle recently received point-of-lay chickens, bought from Dendrock Farm in Bothas Hill. Each group contributed R2000 towards purchasing the chickens.

Each group consists of 20 members and all have been saving since May 2013, having saved more than R9000 since inception. They have collaborated in three income-generating projects to date, having seen for themselves the power of shared resources.

Siyathuthuka SHG membersChickens

Above L-R: members from the 3 SHG groups & happy, healthy egg-layers explore their new home.

Chicken Home

Above: well-built accommodation for the chickens.

Report by: Zane Dlamini (Zimele Field Trainer)

 

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