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The 1000 Survival Gardens Project

Registered Name: The Roll-A-Hippo Foundation

Business No: 800661845RR0001

The 1000 Survival Gardens Project
1000 Survival Garden Kit Project

                      Empowering 1000 Women to Independence and Food Security.  

 A collaboration of Canadian, American and South African Rotary clubs and the Roll a Hippo Foundation.

   In many rural settlements in Southern Africa, women are the frontline workers. As the coronavirus upset  familiar community routines, unemployment, business failures, school closures, and social isolation, it has become the new reality. With little income and sparse government assistance, women are faced with providing food for their families by resorting to growing their own food.

The head of the United Nations food agency warned that, as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in Africa are also "on the brink of a hunger pandemic" that could lead to multiple famines if immediate action isn't taken.

   Providing women in these informal settlements with a Survival Garden Kit that includes the tools and seedlings to start small homestead vegetable gardens, is the most immediate and productive action we can take to help them create food security and self-sufficiency following the COVID-19 pandemic. Encouraging women to establish survival gardens has short and long-term benefits.

Watch Mbongeni Nzama tell her story about survival gardening in South Africa.

• While the coronavirus was an immediate threat, its impact will be felt for years.

• While the need is immediate, a survival garden also creates food security for the future.

• Growing one's own food is not just self-sustaining; it's rewarding and empowering.

• A mother's drive to provide for her family is her core passion. What she needs is the 'how'.

• Simple tools and an easy way to transport water makes the Survival Garden Kit a viable option.

Watch Mbongeni Nzama tell her story about survival gardening in South Africa.