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David and Agnes

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Currently we are growing 2 acres of organic crops, have 100 free-range chickens and 10 cows. I am writing on behalf of Precious Life Foundation, a community project that helps vulnerable women become self sufficient through mentorship and learning a trade. This includes agricultural farming which we do on an organic and permaculture basis. We have a biogas digester, a lodge that can sleep 12 volunteers and 2 new classrooms for the women of Precious Life. The goal that we are working towards is the acceptance and integration of permaculture and organic farming by the surrounding community in order to safeguard the environment and provide food security. Our growing initiatives also include door gardens,bio-intensive beds, organic composting and sack potatoes (a method that reduces inputs,saves plenty of water and provides larger outputs than conventional farming). We plan to extend to also include traditional herbs of the area. As this farm is a haven for young women that have often been abused, I personally believe that we can only accept female volunteers at the present moment. We work on a voluntary payment method of USD $0-$10 a day, pay as you see fit. Thank you




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Welcome to Matabeleland-the region of warriors-and welcome to Bulawayo-the city of kings. Our farm is right next to a wild life conservation and Matopos National Park (a world heritage site) lies close by. Welcome to the Precious Life farm. This rehabilitation center for abused women teaches agriculture on a sustainable basis. Started as a means to prevent the unpressedented increase of baby dumping in the Bulawayo region, the aim of Precious Life is to empower young women so that now the choice is theirs. Hairdressing and hotel and catering is offered as vocational training in the heart of Bulawayo and agriculture is taught out at the farm. We dream to extend this project into a bio-intensive out-grower scheme that envelopes the needs of the surrounding community of subsistence farmers.

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Last updated December 31, 1969, 4:00 pm