Howard is one of a kind. As a Community Caregiver for Moya, she
received permaculture training though a partnership initiative with
another local organization, Guba. From there, this single mother of six
committed herself to making the absolute most of her new skill set.
Phumzile loves children, and facilitates Kid’s Club meetings twice
weekly where she puts a strong emphasis on permaculture, healthy living
and the importance of having your own garden, and therefore your own
food security. Phumzile has a daughter, Nomfundo, who is an alumnus of
Moya, and is one of our success stories. She is currently in medical
school in South Africa.
Phumzile, who also serves as a member of the community police, has
been very successful with gardening on her homestead, growing both herbs
and vegetables. Through the training she received, she has also started
to do landscaping on other homesteads to earn an income. Last week, she
stopped by the Moya Centre to donate a bunch of veggies she had grown
to the children we provide meals to. This concept of sharing when you
have an abundance of crops may come natural to Phumzile, but is also
taught to all Moya beneficiaries as an aspect of permaculture and
Thank you Phumzile for giving our kids fresh vegetables for the whole week!