Harvest of Hope7 Cwango Cresent Cnr New Eisleben Rd and Lansdowne Road
Afrique du Sud
|Telefon:||+27 (21) 371 1653; +27 82-855 5582|
|Telefax:||+27 86-515 5584|
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Harvest of Hope was launched at the beginning of 2008.
Harvest of Hope is the marketing function of Abalimi, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working to empower the disadvantaged through urban agriculture and environmental programmes and projects.
The aim of Harvest of Hope is to sell vegetables in a very direct, friendly and personal way so that farmers would benefit from a secure and fair income while customers would benefit from reasonably priced and locally produced (low carbon footprint!) organic vegetables. Customers would also have the knowledge that their money is giving people jobs and conserving the environment through local organic farming among the poor. Therefore the best market place is at schools, where parents come to fetch their children after the classes and are anxious for fresh and organic vegetables for their families.
How does it work? Members sign up and make their first payments in advance including a deposit for their HoH box. HoH delivers medium and small boxes of freshly picked vegetables to selected schools and other outlets on one day per week . Each week members return their box and collect their new box of fresh veggies. This, as a project will, in time, encourage more people in the township area to grow their own vegetables and become self sustaining with a secure market to sell their excess.
Robert Small is a staff member of Abalimi.
For other net participants we can establish new contacts in the field of our work.