Helping Yenzanathi to maintain a sustainable food supply in Botha’s Hill

Lydia Hlophe from the Yenzanathi Community Upliftment Project

We have stepped in to supplement the work being done by Lydia Hlophe and the Yenzanathi Community Upliftment Programme to feed the community in Botha’s Hill in KwaZulu-Natal.

Yenzanathi, a non-profit organisation, provides food, mainly for children, the elderly, sick and unemployed through a soup kitchen.

Hlophe initially provided food twice a week to 10 houses. Now Yenzanathi, which registered as a NGO in 2007, is feeding over 250 people.

 

When, during 2016, we heard what Yenzanathi was doing, we immediately dispatched a Mobile Soup Kitchen to provide additional support.

We have since, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, helped Yenzanathi establish a large vegetable garden.  It is maintained by beneficiaries who recieve food to eat as well as the skills to maintain a sustainable food source.

Volunteers starting up the Yenzanathi Community Upliftment Programme in Botha's Hill, KwaZulu-Natal.