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High unemployment and poverty means that many families don’t have enough food. Good nutrition is essential in helping those who are HIV positive to stay healthy. There are two types of projects within the Food Security Programme: farming projects (vegetables, eggs and milk) and income generating craft projects: hand-embroidery, card-making, knitting, bag-making and sock monkeys.  All these projects help to ensure that families have access to good, fresh food in sufficient quantities.  90% of those who participate in our food security programme are women.



15
Apr
2010

Passing on the Gift ceremony

Passing on the GiftEight farmers passed on the gift of 18 egg laying chickens to eight new farmers at the "Passing on the Gift" ceremony held at Woza Moya Community Centre.  This is an annual event which joyfully highlights the success of the partnership between Woza Moya and Heifer International South Africa which began in 2002. 
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12
Apr
2010

Durban Botanic Gardens comes to Woza Moya

Gabriel Mgoma from Durban Botanic Gardens permaculture division returns to Woza Moya to conduct Phase 2 of the training.

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29
Mar
2010

Heifer Training

Heifer Project does 2 days training in response to Goat Management challenges identified by the CCWs.

 
05
Nov
2009

Durban Botanic Gardens International Congress

thumb_fsbags238 members of Woza Moya go to Durban for the day, to sing at the closing ceremony of the Botanic Gardens International Congress and to visit Durban Botanic Gardens, especially the Permaculture gardens. The 150 delegates give Star and Dumisile a standing ovation for the bags made for the Congress under the expert eye of volunteer Ronelle Wijnberg.
 
02
Nov
2009

Operation Sock Monkey

thumb_fssockm2Operation Sock Monkey starts on 2 November 2009 with training by Lindsey Hodgson from Canada. Two new local ladies, Glynnis Shewan and Sue Pooler join Woza Moya as craft volunteers to help Benedicta oversee this new project. To support this project place your order at the Shop now!
 
27
Jul
2009

Permaculture Training

thumb_permaculture_15 days Permaculture training course with Durban Botanical Gardens at Woza Moya in July 2009.  Care Workers and other stakeholders in community, join training to make up 30 people in total. Chris Dalzell, curator of Durban Botanical Gardens and old friend of Woza Moya's arranged for 3 facilitators to come to Ufafa and conduct this course.
 
11
Jul
2009

Creighton Aloe Festival 2009

On 11 and 12 July 2009 at local Creighton Aloe Festival, Woza Moya has a table and does very well selling more than 200 cards with aloe designs on.

 
20
May
2009

Bag making project begins

thumb_fs_bags4Ronelle Wijnberg comes on board as a craft volunteer to help guide the new bag making income-generating project at Woza Moya in May 2009. Ronelle with her amazing eye for color and design, secures and facilitates an order of 150 bags for Durban Botanic Gardens for delegates attending an International Congress in November 2009. The main element of the bag is a beautifully crafted hand-embroidered square.
 
14
Apr
2009

Permaculture Training is planned

Durban Botanic Gardens Curator, Chris Dalzell, an old associate of the project, visits Woza Moya on 14 April 2009 to discuss partnership with regard to Woza Moya’s food security programme. Permaculture training is planned.

 
20
Apr
2008

Sangha Serva Retreat

Sangha Serva Retreat May 2008This retreat, arranged and guided by Kitissaro and Thanissara, brought a wonderful group of committed and hard working buddhists from UK and SA to Woza Moya in April 2008.  The work party was overseen by Matt York and they made a big difference in households affected by HIV and AIDS and poverty by re-establishing food gardens in these homes.  
 


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Woza Moya

  • actively seeks to empower women in the community and workplace
  • encourages taking responsibility by knowing your HIV status
  • respects the natural environment of the Ufafa Valley and the culture of the people living there