Mali Soroptomists


  Mali, West Africa – October November 2017 Sponsor: – Sorpotomists Aim – to provide Solar Cooking, Lighting and Mobile phone charging capabilities to 20 families living near Timbuktu as a means of improving their quality of life and particularly the role of women in the household.   We were delighted when we received this

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Food and Trees for Africa

In 1990 Founder, Jeunesse Park, gathered a group of concerned individuals,representing the then major greening organisations in South Africa, who came together with the realisation that the real environmental crisis in this country centred on people, uplifting quality of life and addressing climate change. They recognized that a simple way of achieving this was through the greening of unhealthy, denuded and degraded landscapes. This was the birth of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), the first (and still only) South African social enterprise that develops, promotes and facilitates greening, climate change action, food security and sustainable natural resource use and management, known as Trees for Africa until 2000.

Just off the N4 in Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga, this rustic, down-to-earth guesthouse is 12.6 km from the Wonderkloof Nature Reserve and 52.3 km from the city of Nelspruit.

Rooms are laid-back, some with features like beaded doorways and bold prints for an eclectic touch, and log cabins have wood panelling. All have private balconies, tea and coffeemaking equipment, and en suite bathrooms (including some with free-standing tubs).

Breakfast is normally included in the price. The relaxed South African restaurant offers views from a tree-level balcony. The gardens feature a unique labyrinth design, and there’s an outdoor pool. The relaxed lounge has a fireplace and a library.