One lady and two gentleman bravely travelled a distance of 443 557 km and delivered over 12,000 bales of hay weighing a total of 3456 tonnes!

This was the journey of Boytjie, Boertjie and Die Lady – three trucks donated by Volvo Trucks with the purpose of assisting farmers that have been struck by the drought throughout South Africa.

The facilitation of the deliveries to over 1200 farmers in various sectors that have been affected by the drought was done through Boere In Nood a non-profit organisation that was established in 2015.

“We realised that while the drought is taking its toll on a lot of communities the people that feel the impact of the drought first hand is very often one of our customers – farmers. To this end we investigated various manners in which Volvo Trucks Southern Africa would not only be able to assist the drought stricken farmers but also see first-hand the impact of the assistance given to the farmers,” says Valentia Hobbs, General Manager, Marketing and Communication.

Volvo Trucks not only offered the three trucks but also provided drivers and diesel to the vehicles that would travel a total of 443 557 km’s around South Africa. The truck drivers were often the unspoken heroes of the day as they faced some harsh words in lieu of the good work that they were doing.

“We are proud of our association and the impact that we have been able to make through this collaboration with Boere in Nood. The work may be far from over, however, it is a privilege to have been able to make a real difference to the people affected, as well as the animals whose lives were saved from the deliveries of the feed” concludes Valentia.

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Sources: Volvo

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