South Africa Photostory
With the loss of their own children to AIDS, Ntandabantu now consists manly of elderly women and orphans.
The only access to water was to dig for beneath this dried river bed – half an hours walk away
Children were being taken out of school to collect water, with little girls making up to 4 journeys per day like this.
People were finally beginning to give up the fight, except for one group…. The women of Ntandabantu
After a year's fundraising, tools arrived, including 70,000 litres of water tanks to harvest and store water from the school roofs. And so the women set about transforming the school plot.
Food from the garden now supplements the school feeding scheme...
...which for the majority children will be the only meal of the day
The garden has become a forum for sharing seed, ideas, and experiences...
...supporting plant-based learning for child-headed households like Mbulelu’s.
He now trades the excess from his small garden with neighbours in return for things like this school uniform, or offers his gardening services to others.
Meanwhile grandmothers like Janet are now able to support child-headed households…..
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