Veggie gardens to give hope to community
Hope Village in Greenwell Matongo will be able to become self sufficient in the ‘greens’ department following a financial donation of N$50,000 from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), which will be used to erect two vegetable tunnels to cultivate vegetables.
By growing its own food, Hope Village will reduce its requirement for financing from external sources and will be able to have greater security by providing sound nutrition for its family in a sustainable manner.
Currently the village has four vegetable tunnels which are overseen by four ladies. According to the village, the donation will go a long way as it will also teach children how to grow their own food, which will make them sustainable in later life and become future producers for themselves, for their families, friends and communities.
Meanwhile, Martin Inkumbi, Chief Executive Officer of DBN said a large part of urban Namibians do not have access to agricultural land or the means to produce food and many lack the skills.
“We have implemented and environmental and social management system that promotes the well being of people and the environment and we expect more from the future because donation is an expression of that hope,” he said