Benefitting 159 beneficiaries in Kuruman.
Why was it started?
To combat hunger and poverty in the community.
How was it done?
The co-operative is part of a government intervention called Fetsa Tlala (End Hunger), which seeks to promote self-sufficiency by helping communities to produce food, with support from both government and the private sector helping them produce and market their produce.
How was it funded?
Kumba Iron Ore (R10 million), the National Development Agency, the department of agriculture (R5 million), Land Reform and Rural Development, the Baga Jankie Tribal Authority, the Joe Morolong Local Municipality and the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality.
Social and Economic Implications
Communities in the area are no able to produce their own food and generate income through produce sales. They also employ 24 permanent workers.