How you can get involved in securing food for vulnerable communities
The yearly budget for the Seed and Feed Drive consists out of:
R54 0480.00 Training/Equipment/Setup
R72 000.00 Fuel/travel
R480 000.00 Planting guides/Incentives
R216 096.00 Trees/Shrubs/Vegetables
From these funds, twenty-four Food Forest permaculture community gardens will be launched. These then with close weekly monitoring, guidance and advice to ensure crops are kept healthy and best practices implemented for high yield, nutritious produce.
The Seed and Feed Drive programme will also offer incentives for performance with categories such as Best managed and looking garden, Best yield volume to sown produce, Top community members time contribution etc. These categories will include sponsored hampers for the winners which will include work apparel, additional gardening equipment and tools to further strengthen their gardens productivity.
All expenses will be transparent and documentation will be provided on request to substantiate all expenses.
Benefits to the Community:
The community as a whole will benefit from the program as food security will be attained, in the process uplifting spirits and providing an opportunity to convert skills learnt into a cash flow for all with surplus crops being sold. Entrepreneurs will be encouraged and can lead to additional community employment and self-employment opportunities.
A sense of importance will settle in the community which is a tremendous self-esteem boost in a poor community. This will uplift the community as a whole.
Benefits to the Funders:
Earths Call Foundation Banking Details:
Acc Number: 1153372010
Branch Number: 198765
Earths Call Foundation NPC
Investec Bank Ltd
Acc Number: 1300207257501
Swift Address: //IVESZAJJ