Hi I'm Ravi Maharaj, I'm a private farmer in a little rural area in the North West Province of South Africa, Derby is the name of the area I farm in.
8 kilometers from me is a rural village,with very poor people living in it,its plagued by Tubercolosis and HIV. The kids in the area are not fortunate to have 3 meals a day or sometimes a Single meal in 2 days. I grow chicken and decided to start feeding the children but only if they attend school, from 150-200 learners that used to go to school the sudden increase is now 600 all because they can get just that one single meal for the day. They hate weekends with a passion cos maybe no food!
I cannot sustain the feeding anymore because the costs are very high, and I need to expand this project to sustain it, so I engaged with the parents in the community who are almost 90 percent unemployed to come and assist with growing vegetables so we can all have more to eat and something to do.
12 hectares of land is what I have for them to use but we cannot start farming because we don't have funding for equipment and other necessities required to commence. I have even started a full time job again in order to get in more capital to sustain the project but I'm still not able to cope.
So I decided to look for assistance from people like you reading this to assist I will post pics as we commence and progress, and if you as a reader would like to join us as a volunteer please feel free to come and visit our humble little community.
I will post some happy and some sad pics and stories so please let's share the moments together but understanding this is the reality of life and it's hardships and happiness 😀