This section presents actions undertaken by Designing Hope and The Ivory Foundation in Africa, where vegetable produced in gardens are used for the preparation of meals distributed to socially disadvantaged individuals or groups of individuals.

The cantine of Leribe
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The garden of the school for deaf and hard of hearing children from St Paul to Leribe provides the canteen with fresh vegetables, which serve as an essential complement to the preparation of meals.  

Roosboom, the Half Way House
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In Roosboom, Designing Hope offers 35 children a relaxing afternoon and a good meal, after school. Dance, games, sports, creative activities, maintenance of the educational garden that also produces vegetables to prepare meals.     These children, from modest background, … Read More

Beneficiaries of the Piggs Peak Food Program
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The beneficiaries of the Piggs Peak Patient Support Program were selected on medical and social criteria. A large proportion are women, as they still make up the majority of people on HIV treatment (women are required to be screened during … Read More

Distribution of peppers and spinach from the garden
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This month, Macambeni Garden’s production was used to distribute peppers and spinach to patients at Piggs Peak Hospital, in addition to basics purchased from the supermarket and local producers.  

Vegetable Distributions to HIV+ Patients at Piggs Peak Hospital
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Since 2005, Dessine l’Espoir has been supporting HIV-positive patients at Piggs Peak Hospital. For 13 years, the association has been distributing with the local relay of Fundzisa Live, snacks (sandwich and fruit) to the HIV patients of the hospital during … Read More

Food service at Macambeni Center
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One of the goals of the Macambeni Garden is to provide fresh vegetables to complement the meals served to children at the Orphan Day Care Center in this disadvantaged neighborhood. Elderly women in the neighborhood are in charge of preparing … Read More

First harvest at Macambeni garden
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The first harvest of peppers from the Macambeni Garden was offered to the Macambeni day care center in charge of the neighborhood orphans. Designing Hope and Fundzisa Live started the Macambeni garden with 2 objectives: – Provide vegetable for the … Read More

Yagma cantine
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One of the main goals of Yagma Garden is to produce fresh vegetables for the daily meals at the canteen.

Garden vegetables used for canteen meals
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In 2017, The Ivory Foundation funded the construction and running costs of a canteen for the school’s children. Meals are charged at a very low price to encourage families to offer this meal to their children. (75 FCFA, or about … Read More

Setting up the new garden – One House One Garden
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In the context of the One House One Garden project, the occupants of the Half Way House helped during the construction of the new garden. Fencing, manpower and knowledge in permaculture, every month Designing Hope allows the establishment of a … Read More

One House One Garden
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As part of the “One House One Garden” program, the gardeners of Roosboom set up a new garden on the outskirts of the center. Cardboards were used in addition to carbonaceous organic materials.

Preparing meals at Roosboom
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Daily, the women in charge of the Roosboom halfway house prepare meals for the children. Vegetables from the garden are used to cook the dishes.

Macambeni
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Macambeni is the name of one of the most disadvantaged districts of Piggs Peak, a city in which Dessine l’Espoir has been developing activities since 2005. In 2017, the city hall of Piggs Peak has given to the association, the … Read More

Construction of a canteen in Yagma
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The Ivory Foundation is committed to support the Yagma school in the outskirts of Ouagadougou. This project has two components: -An educational garden in agroforestry on a 4000 m2 plot nera the school buildings aiming at sensitizing young people and … Read More

Feeding 370 children with permaculture garden in Swaziland
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Since 2012, Designing Hope develops permaculture garden in Southern Africa, to help population becoming self sufficient. This video presents a garden in the isolated village of Bulembu, hosting an orphanage. This garden, developed by a team of 6 women trained … Read More

One House, One Garden
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In Roosboom, near Ladysmith in Kwazulu Natal, Designing hope started with local NGO Silethithemba the project “One House, One Garden”. Every month, one family with poor background is identified and the NGO helps financing and setting up a fenced garden, to … Read More

Harvesting vegetables for the children meals
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Children can enjoy every day a hot meal that uses some fresh vegetables they grow in the pilot garden.

The garden of Laafi
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In Koudougou, the Laafi Garden, made with the support of the APAF takes shape! 12 women from an association of HIV affected women , supported since 2011 by Dessine l’Espoir, operates this plot located on the land of the laafi … Read More