Name: Lethabo Nonyane
Community issue: Poverty
Hometown: Tafelkop, Limpopo
As a member of the Tafelkop community in the Limpopo province, Lethabo Nonyane noted that the extreme poverty being experienced in her community could be alleviated by starting a vegetable garden as part of her Community Action Project. Lethabo recruited eighteen of her peers to assist her in collecting organic waste and breaking the ground for her vegetable garden, which ran from her high school premises. She was also able to obtain sponsorship from Investec for fencing around the garden. Lethabo and her team sold part of the crops they grew to the community, as well as, donated some of their vegetable produce to orphanages and home-based care providers in the area.
It was Lethabo’s heartfelt belief that her vegetable garden would assist in alleviating some of the poverty within it and ultimately elevate her community.