Meet the Communities

These are some of the community-based organisations in Mpumalanga with whom we have built long-term relationships.

 

Masisukumeni Women’s Crisis Centre

Masisukumeni Women’s Crisis Centre



Masisukumeni is a gender based organization run by almost all volunteers. They work in their local community to help eradicate violence and discrimination against women and children. Their work includes education in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the provision of counseling, information and paralegal services to people in need. As well as advocating for women’s and children’s rights the ladies at Masisukumeni also engage local authorities to ensure that the victims of physical or sexual abuse are given access to the best possible legal and medical services.

Muchuchi Primary School

Muchuchi Primary School



Muchuchi Primary School in Hlavakisa is a wonderful place fired by the energy of its teachers, young learners and their parents. Located in one of the poorest parts of the sprawling Bushbuckridge-Thulamahashe area, they have struggled together to make the school a welcoming place where children can eat, learn and play in a safe environment. RESEED Alumni have always been inspired by the school’s motto: “We like what we do”, and have supported their efforts in a variety of ways.

Silwanendlala Ubuntu Farmer’s Association

Silwanendlala Ubuntu Farmer’s Association



SUFA is a cooperative of smallholder farmers in Buffelspruit working together to improve their farming knowledge and generate income for their families and community. They grow food crops like maize and vegetables and cash crops such as tobacco. Their struggle to obtain land and secure water allocations for cooperative farming has inspired alumni to support their efforts to build livelihood resilience.

Thembalethu Nkomazi

Thembalethu Nkomazi



Thembalethu works to alleviate the effects of HIV and AIDS, poverty and a myriad of other issues in the rural Nkomazi area between Kruger National Park, Swaziland and Mozambique. Thembalethu provides support to families, especially young people, who have been affected by the impacts of HIV/AIDS in their community. Their services are diverse and include the provision of accommodation on site, support for children’s education and the construction of new homes and infrastructure for their beneficiaries. They believe that the human spirit is strong and resilient and can overcome many challenges when given the opportunity to grow and excel.

Vukuzenzele Medicinal Plants Nursery

Vukuzenzele Medicinal Plants Nursery



Previously it was easy to come by medicinal plants around Thulamahashe but over the years Rosie and her late husband David have seen this natural resource disappear. To help conserve their traditional knowledge and the indigenous plants it depends on they started up Vukuzenzele Medicinal Nursery. Working cooperatively Vukuzenzele and its associates work to preserve the knowledge and practice of traditional healing. They do this by sharing their wisdom and resources with younger generations and advocating for its recognition. To sustain their work Rosie and her team sell their medicinal plants and traditional healing services to locals and also train Sangomas from across Southern Africa.