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Rise Against Hunger Africa’s core focus in helping to eradicate hunger is the provision of nutritious food for children between the ages of 1 to 6 years old. This is achieved by distributing our rice/soy packs via our ECD Connect program. It is also important for us to create sustainable solutions in the nutrition space and food security within the communities we currently work in. To this end, Rise Against Hunger Africa has begun rolling out its sustainable vegetable garden programs. These gardens create job opportunities, training facilities and nutritious vegetables for our Early Childhood Development Centres. The program will also create a platform to empower women to start their own micro “vegetable market” businesses. 

Diepsloot  – Johannesburg

ECD Connect | Sustainable Farming | Seedling Nursery

Diepsloot  is an informal and developing community bordering the wealthy area of Dainfern, Johannesburg . The area has an estimated 180 000 residents and is a vibrant community. This was Rise Against Hunger Africa’s first sustainable farming project, which has platformed the organisation into the agricultural space.


Place of Hope – Orange Farm 

ECD Connect | Sustainable Farming | Seedling Nursery | Poultry Coop

Orange Farm is a community 45 kilometres south of Johannesburg. This informal and developing community, with its estimated 80 000 residents, has been identified by Rise Against Hunger Africa to have an increasing need for food security and skills development. 


Lakeside – Orange Farm

ECD Connect | Sustainable Farming | Seedling Nursery | Hydroponics

Our second Orange Farm project is the very inspiring project of ‘Lakeside’, which is based at a local primary school. Ma Doris and her team grow a variety of vegetables which supply the school’s feeding scheme, the local Boxer store and as a micro-enterprise market. This farm is also known for its significantly sized hydroponic tunnel, which is primarily focused on growing tomatoes for sale in order to generate a income for the farm.

Lakeside 2

Mafefe  – Limpopo

ECD Connect | Sustainable Farming | Seedling Nursery | Solar

Mafefe village is a mountainous area 200km south-east of Polokwane. The area is known for being a typical rural Limpopo community with various pressing needs affecting the society. Through skills development and the implementation of other Rise Against Hunger Africa’s project, the local community is being significantly impacted in both education and nutrition. This projects water pumps and accessories are now, uniquely, powered by solar.


Vaal University of Technology

Hydroponics | Seedling Nursery 

Through an exciting partnership with the University of Technology in  Vanderbijlpark, Rise Against Hunger Africa is establishing a hydroponic farm to create produce, seedlings and skills. Hydroponics is a method whereby plants are grown without soil, instead using submersion in water. The primary crop of this project will be tomatoes. 


Molweni  – Kwazulu Natal

ECD Connect | Sustainable Farming | Seedling Nursery

Molweni is a rural community approximately 50km’s from Durban Central. The Molweni project has significant potential based on the available community access, unfortunately the initial project infrastructure was destroyed during the 2022 flooding. However, a new infrastructure partnership has been established and Molweni is set to make a massive impact in the local community.