The conservancy is supporting a number of conservation projects in the village of Vermaaklikheid. The goal is to create jobs and income for local residents, conserve the natural environment and to support a functioning community.
The projects are funded by donors and Conservancy subscriptions. In partnership with SouthSouthNorth, the Conservancy has raised funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) to support a programme of job creation in the village through the formation of sustainable micro-enterprises.
Our current community projects include:
- The clearing of alien plants, and the sale of firewood and charcoal.
- A village food garden to provide fresh vegetables for the village and to create income for the local community.
- The harvesting of thatching reed
- Beekeeping to generate income from the sale of honey.
Click here to see the gallery of pictures from the village and projects.