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The Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen is growing and one of the things they need most is a food garden; Melissa Andrews is committed to making that a reality.


Khayelitsha, South Africa (13 April 2022) – Melissa Andrews is raising funds for the Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen to help them feed more children in Khayelitsha. She is hoping to raise over R20,000 ($1500) which will be used to install the food garden and keep it running.

Yiza Ekhaya was founded by Mickey Winefred Linda from her own home using her own pension money. She’s opened her heart and her home, providing a place of safety and care for children who wouldn’t typically have had that.

This is a community in Cape Town which has problems with poverty. According to the most recent census, 74% of households have a monthly income of R3200 or less. Yiza Ekhaya offers not only a daily wholesome meal but love, humour and the possibility of something else to the children. It gives them another example to follow, a positive role to repeat.

Mickey was able to purchase some land to expand the soup kitchen and start a propper food garden. But they just didn’t have enough to get the garden set up.

Melissa stepped forward to help, starting a crowdfund to raise the money needed to install the new garden and she plans to volunteer her time and skill to make sure it is set up properly.

“They’ve struggled to grow enough food due to space constraints until an incredible opportunity arose to buy a small piece of land and a structure that was once a church. This will allow them to start a veggie garden that will feed even more adults and children, many of whom will help in the garden and contribute to growing their own food. Mickey has already raised some of the money to purchase this land, but we need your help to raise just a little bit more – and to help with getting the garden started. In exchange, I’ll contribute my time and labour to helping them set the garden up with three full-day intensives to plan, improve the soil and prepare the beds, and plant!” – Melissa Andrews

You can suppport this incredible cause via the crowdfund here. If you want to know more about Mickey and her soup kitchen, check out the Facebook page here.

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