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Urgent Appeal

Dear ABALIMI Friends

ABALIMI is at a crossroads, after 38 years in the field. Each year we support between 1200 – 2000 unemployed people to start, or maintain, their home and community gardens with training, seeds, seedlings, manure and follow-up or mentoring. In turn, these gardeners feed approximately 6360 – 9400 dependents each year. In addition, many of them sell their surplus vegetables to earn a modest income.

In order for us to continue our important service to the unemployed in the townships we need additional financial support to bridge a funding gap over November and December 2019.

Our target is to raise an extra R300 000. If you can assist us with any amount small or large it will make a big difference. Just R100 goes a long way and enables us to provide one new home gardener to get training and start-up resources to establish their garden.  Of course, if you can donate more we would deeply appreciate it.

Click here for an overview of what Abalimi does.  Our next annual newsletter will be following soon.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact me on

Many thanks for your interest and support.

Grace Stead
Managing Director

Make a donation

Abalimi Bezekhaya is an approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO #930052374 since Feb 2017) so all donations and bequests in South Africa are fully tax deductible in terms of Section 30 and in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

We have set up a crowdfunding campaign with Backabuddy for your ease, so click here to see campaign details (payment via credit/debit card or Paypal for local or international donors), or do an EFT as per the details below.

If you are making a donation and would like a tax certificate for reduction of your annual income tax and your are based in South Africa, simply just drop us an email with your details (name and physical address) to

Please use your NAME as reference when making a payment.

Local donations can be made via EFT into our Standard Bank account:

Account Number: 070912637
Standard Bank, Thibault Square, Cape Town
Cape Town Branch Code: 020909
Account Type: Cheque/ Current

Local and international donations can be made into our FNB Account:

Account Number: 50050041661
First National Bank, Adderley Street, Cape Town
Cape Town Branch Code: 201409
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ461
Account Type:  Business / Current

If you prefer to pay into the Harvest of Hope bank account that is also fine, but just provide your name as reference and indicate it is a donation.

You can even pay via SnapScan if that is easier:


Food garden at Kuyakhanya Creché in Khayelitsha