Sompondo Village Committee - Communal Garden - roughly 30 x 80 meters
In October, after our group returned from our recent trip, we received this report from the Sompondo Committee:
SOMPONDO COMMUNAL GARDEN
REPORT SEPT TO OCT 2012
The Sompondo Home Gardens Project has received R11 000 from Mate towards our Communal garden.
We held a meeting where we decided on garden implements and machines to be purchased:
30 m Netwire
100m. Drag Line
2500 litre Jojo Water Tank
6 hand hoes
6 fork spades
7x50kg barbed wire
21x 30m Netting Wire
VISIT BY TIM WIGLEY
Tim Wigley visited the project on 08 October 2012.
Perry Mayekiso - Treasurer
The Sompondo Village Home Garden Committee:
The Sompondo Home Garden Committee has 24 members. The officers of the committee are:
Convener is Mr. Ncamosi Mana - 72 years old.
Secretary is Babalwa Makhalima - a 37-year old widow taking care of a household of 5.
Treasurer is Nomsebenzi Periwinkle [Perry] Mayekiso - a 62-year old former elementary school teacher who is a soft but well spoken leader who was among the initial group in 2000 to receive Heifer International chickens.
SOMPONDO OUTSTATION CHURCH
MATE helped put this roof on this Outstation Church that was started in 2008, and which twice endured heavy rains and wind storms that damaged the far wall. Earlier in 2012, we sent to them sufficient funds with which to purchase the metal to complete the roof and protect the structure from further damage.
Sompondo as viewed from Auckland
Pictured here is a classic example of the rondoval - the tradional daub & wattle structure with a thatched roof.
To view Tom Wigley's report on his visit to the village in October, click HERE. For the November report, click HERE.,