The high rate of unemployment in South Africa contributes to social tension and anguish among families.
Women are usually the ones mostly affected. Concerned about this situation, our Executive Director who has personal experience with the challenges such families face, lead her to look for solutions and started Healing Beacon Farming Projects to help these families and their communities.
As part of our empowerment programs, we decided to include vegetable farming where beneficiaries can grow these vegetables both for sale and for their own consumption.
Vegetables should be part of every family’s healthy daily diet as it is cheaper to grow them than buying. The grower can also choose to grow them either organically or to use fertilizer. Under our programs, we encourage communities to grow these vegetables without using fertilizer.