|OPERATION HUNGER REACHES NEW HEIGHTS TO KILIMANJARO
Charity organisations are always looking for innovative ways to spread the word about their cause and Operation Hunger’s Minnie Okwirry has embarked on a journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Operation Hungers permaculture garden projects in South Africa.Minnie is part of a network of ladies who started hiking for fitness and personal goals but she has now decided on a bigger challenge to climb on of the highest summits in Africa whilst change lives! Minnie Okwirry says “Operation Hunger must move into a supporting role of sustainability to tackle poverty and malnutrition in South Africa. We believe these gardens help us in achieving this objective and with the right funding can make a significant difference in communities nationwide.”The no dig permaculture gardens have been successfully supported and implemented by Operation Hungers team and focus on sustainability and not just feeding communities with daily meal but rather making them self-sufficient and teaching them new skills to feed their families in the long term. The Permaculture garden is a lot more than an organic garden. Intelligent design uses free, sustainable energies and resources. It is energy-wise and collaborative to minimise the impact of a site on the surrounding environment. A good design has great potential. It can connect neighbours in communities.
Operation Hunger also hopes that The Kilimanjaro climb will be an annual event where we can support a child each year to tackle the climb with the support of South African citizens. Minnie Okwirry goes on to say “These life changing events build character and help children from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to explore events they thought were only dreams before.”We plead to you for your support in assisting the 4 ladies who have pledged their support, to this activity, by donating any unused hiking equipment, sleeping blankets, boots or jackets that may be used by the team and next years youth team. Along with making any donations to reach the target of R150 000 in 2018.
Donations can be made via EFT or the website and hiking gear con be dropped off at Operation Hunger Head office: Address: 2 King Willow Crescent, Ranjesfontein, Johannesburg.
Tel: (011) 902 4000
Account Name: Operation Hunger