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Seeds of Hope for African Families

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When normal agricultural cycles are disrupted and sources of crop seeds are gone, people struggle to survive at the most basic level. Sadly, this is all too often the case in Africa. But with a "Seeds of Hope for African Families" Gift That Gives More™, you can help plant seeds of hope for the future -- literally.

Your $30 donation through this Gift That Gives More™ provides 15 kilograms of seeds -- nourishing maize, millet, carrots, spinach, peas, beans and onions (even spicy curry leaf and chili peppers) -- through The Charities Advisory Trust (CAT), providing food for 15 people for years to come! Now isn't that a seed worth sowing?

Report from the Field


Donors like you have helped the program deliver seeds to 16 different vulnerable areas in Cape Town, South Africa. 26-year-old Sakhumzi was one of the recipients. Sakhuzi was battling to find employment and no one in his family was working so he chose to use an open space in his home to plant: "I am able to put food on the table through the profit that I make from the garden and I produce fresh vegetables now" — Sakhuzi.


In poor communities of Cape Town, South Africa, 251 new home gardeners signed up for the first cycle of training in 2016, with 150 further gardeners joining the program in June. Bulelwa Mathanda was one of these people. Following the death of her husband, desperate to find work, Bulelwa moved to the Mahkaza informal settlement in Cape Town with her four children in 2014. Her mother told her about the home food gardening workshops that were taking place in Makhaza and it is here that she rediscovered her love of plants. "I love to plant. I love to grow veggies because I don’t have enough money to buy veggies”. -Bulelwa Mathanda


Between July 2009 and June 2010, this Gift That Gives More™ helped 2,055 underprivileged families. "We are able to reach a significant number of beneficiaries as a result of your gift. Once again, thank you for believing in the work that we do and supporting us in reaching our goals," Susie Jenner of CAT wrote.

About The Charities Advisory Trust

The Charities Advisory Trust is a registered UK charity set up over 25 years ago providing practical help to charities and pioneering new ways of charitable giving.

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Why a Gift That Gives More™ is a smart, effective donation.

100% of your donation will go to the program described above as a grant through GreaterGood.org. GreaterGood stores do not receive any profit from donations through this Gift That Gives More™; we bring it to you in the spirit of the greater good. We even pay the credit card transaction fee, so every cent of your donation goes to charity.

GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.


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