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This week #TheGoodStuff #ChangeOneThing bring you Afrivival, a community based voluntary organisation developing sustainable lifestyle initiatives and working in rural communities that span the country.

Their primary goal is to provide food and water security to communities but also provide the infrastructure and skills necessary for those who they engage with to become independent and self-sufficient.

With initiatives such as Afrivival, we are able to teach an abundant amount of skills that will be passed on which enhances the community’s ability to improve their families overall quality of life.

Their primary services include the establishment of;

  • Family Permaculture Gardens
  • Food Programs
  • Community Farms

All of which provide employment opportunities to local community members.

#TheGoodStuff team have had the pleasure working with Afrivival and their team in creating planter boxers at the Children’s Memorial Institute last year. To see a group of young children transfixed when being taught about earth worm appreciation, soil quality, planting pairs and mulch, these children looked as if they were watching a magic show.

“There is a very good reason why Afrivival exist, especially in our current water and food security crisis, we are in a position to grow our own food and grow it sustainably.”

Afrivival will also be assisting in this regard through the innovative architecture of traditional household structures, the inclusion of cost-effective rainwater harvesting systems, black- and grey-water irrigation, thermally efficient building design and solar electrification.

Join in and rise up, the onus is on you.

For more details on how to get involved, please contact the Huddle Up Team

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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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