Starfish Greathearts Foundation

Food for Futures

We are working with community groups in some of the most deprived areas of South Africa to set up food gardens to ensure good nutrition for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV, and also grow local economies through income generating activities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1093862)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,169

Donations

9

    Category

  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • 'I want to give people ideas and advice. I want to be a social worker to help people who don't have a place to live.'

    — Ellen, 10

  • HIV is not the end of the world you know! Be proud of who you are - tomorrow I'll still be here, smiling!'

    — Nanizle, 33

  • 'I want to give people ideas and advice. I want to be a social worker to help people who don't have a place to live.'

    — Ellen, 10

  • HIV is not the end of the world you know! Be proud of who you are - tomorrow I'll still be here, smiling!'

    — Nanizle, 33

Situation

South Africa is suffering from the devastating legacy of apartheid, poverty and HIV. There are currently 2 million orphans, and they lack support in areas of education, healthcare and nutrition. The project will aim to solve the food shortage which occurs in many of the most deprived areas of South Africa, whilst keeping both economic and environmental costs, to a minimum. We seek not only to provide food, but to teach methods on sustainability, so that this is not just a short term solution.

Solution

Our 'Food for futures' project will seek to bring life, hope and opportunity to many local communities across South Africa. We liaise with local groups in 51 different communities to improve the lives of children. The development of food gardens is an essential and sustainable part of this work. This project will have an effect of empowering the wider community, as the improved gardening techniques will improve nutrition levels, but will also create a surplus, which can be sold on for profit.