In 2015 Thatu has continued supporting the expanding Soil for Life Home Food Gardening programme in the Cape Flats. By mid-year only 5% of the 250 new home gardeners in seven different districts had dropped out. Considering the fragility of many peoples lives, this small loss points to the continuing success of the programme. As well as getting their first produce from their home food gardens, most of them have started compost heaps, and some even mini-nurseries. 10 existing home gardeners have had refresher training, as have also 11 new assistant trainers.
We have also supported the developing Health and Wellbeing Programme. By June 185 people had attended workshops in six districts. This programme is an important extension of the objective to equip people in these areas with the knowledge and tools to improve their own health and wellbeing.
Thatu raises funds to help improve the health, education, nutrition and life-chances of some of the lowest-income communities in South Africa.