Thanda (Mtwalume, KwaZulu-Natal)

Main objectives:

To provide innovative solutions for sustainable development by creating educational, skills-building and micro-entrepreneurial opportunities to individuals.

Thanda supports rural small-scale farmers (primarily women) through farm-based training in organic growing methods, infrastructure support, and market access. By employing individuals from within the community and training them to lead in-depth training and individualised mentoring, farmers are equipped with the skills and support to grow successful yields. Farming as a practice has presented an opportunity for individuals living in economically depressed communities to improve household nutrition and income generation.  Beyond those obvious benefits, it has given farmers a sense of empowerment and decreased their dependency on social grants


  • Actual total veg production for 2021 was R 4 047 635. Target was R4 000 000
  • Target for 2022 had to be adjusted to R3,2 million due to the floods. On course to reach that.
  • New home garden project started, target of R1 million for 2022. Target already exceeded at R1,4 million worth of food had been produced by Sept 2022

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