Food For Life Adults

Project Summary

Food 4 Life is permaculture program aimed at poorly resourced communities and enables people to create their own self-sustaining vegetable and fruit gardens at a low cost using natural and recycled products ie manure, worm teas, water harvesting, grey water.

The proportion of South Africans living in poverty and/or extreme poverty is 31.6million or 66.6% are living below the poverty line. The most vulnerable are children, females, black people living in rural areas such as Limpopo and Eastern Cape. This situation was exacerbated during Covid.

To increase food security, and reduce malnutrition and stunting caused by inadequate dietary intake using permaculture practices aimed at building up soil quality and there for produce quality.

Reduce overall complications associated with malnutrition and to improve health outcomes for families.

Food 4 Life is a low cost project which enables any adult (or child) to be able to start and sustain a food garden for their family and improve food security and nutrition for their family.

Self Help Groups

Our Impact

Self Help Groups
Rands Saved

Training Provided

KTD196 has trained in excess of 925 Adults in Permaculture practice. Over 425 Households have benefitted from the Food 4 Life project.

KTD196 has also established or supported:

  • In excess 26 large community gardens with Permaculture training and
  • Trained over 100 adults in small business skills such as:
    • Cash handling skills,
    • Minute taking,
    • Agenda setting,
    • How to hold a meeting,
    • Conflict negotiation,
    • Financial policy creation to name a few.

To assist the adults in generating a sustainable garden project which will feed themselves and their communities and to earn an income for the future.

Some of the produce is donated to local crèche’s, and very vulnerable families supported by KTD196. The rest is of the produce goes to local canning companies, and to local supermarkets, and to Johannesburg Central Markets. These garden projects continue…