Kedirileng project Vegetable Farming

I do subsistence farming to ensure food security. Also promote healthy eating at affordable cost as well as fighting unemployment.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Kedirileng Project

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1 - 10

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • South Africa

Headquarters location: City

Mokgareng village in a small town Greater Taung Municipality in North West capital city Mafikeng

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Taung is a semi dessert area which is an area that is difficult to grow vegetable. It is also far from big towns where vegetables are easily accessible. Having this project I come with innovation ways of watering the vegetables and planting under the drastic weather changes.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

I have 6 people that we working together and we all unemployed, the income that we get from this project is main income for all six house hold. The income has been mainly use also for school activities. Ever since we have start with this projects community members are able to eat healthy because the can now easily access healthy vegetables at an affordable price. Nearby schools that offer feeding schemes also get their vegetable from us.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Earned income

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Participated in previous CSV Prize competitions

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There project is sustainable since it started 1992.We do have a borehole  and we use dripping irrigation water system. we do have greenhouse and we do supply local supermarkets and sell our produce at the farmers market organised by the Department of agriculture. The project has a lot of experience but for it to grow we need more land and resources to expand so that it can benefit more people in the community. 

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