Phase 3 / Projects
“My vision is for communities to have access to the tools and skills to be able to provide for themselves and their families.” – Laurie Gibbs
Throughout South Africa, socially disadvantaged communities have limited access to resources, infrastructure and education, which are all major contributors to malnutrition. A common shortfall is the perpetual need for external relief as a solution to food insecurity.
The shortcomings in the food system are, thus, addressed with unsustainable solutions. The Project Phase, which is preceded by the Relief Phase, aims to provide long-term sustainable solutions for food insecure communities.
This is the first active step taken in building strong, resilient and sustainable communities.
At this stage we begin to implement projects that address immediate causes of malnutrition and food insecurity. This phase utilizes the data from our assessments in order to identify opportunities, resources and skills available to maximise in a specific community. A hierarchy of immediate opportunities to long-term developmental opportunities is composed and our team matches these with possible implementation plans ranging from immediate short-term to long-term sustainable solutions. Some of our projects include subsistence farming, commercial farming, entrepreneurial programs and stokvels. Our projects are heavily reliant on our team, donors and partners.
Our projects provide long-term solutions to malnutrition and food insecurity.
The aim of this phase is to empower the community to take control of their own health and well-being by being selfsustainable. The projects equip the community with skills and jobs resulting in income generation. The projects implemented would provide needed services within a community, which aids the sustainable development of that community. The projects also result in health improvement and positive behavioural empowerment. The projects provide the first active step towards empowerment through nutrition.