Today we feature the Konanani Disabled People Primary Agricultural Co-Operative.
The group runs a poultry project, vegetable garden and a store where they sell their produce to local residents.
Its leader, Lydia Nemafhohoni, is wheelchair-bound and says she is enjoying the fruits of democracy.
“As you can see I am a disabled person who uses a wheelchair, this is our site this is our community project this project started at 2004 our main aim to start this project was to develop people with disabilities. As you can see we have different kinds of people with disabilities. Some of them use wheelchair, some are mentally challenged and some of them are people who live with epilepsy. Some of them are those who can’t do anything – they stay at home,” says Nemafhohoni.
The organisation registered in 2009 and received R289 000 from the Department of Social Development in 2010.
The money was for the construction of structures, fencing, production and electricity.
It also received chicken feeds and chickens from the Department of Agriculture.
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