A big thank you to all of our supporters who helped us make 2018 an extremely successful year! A Spring of Hope has impacted over 70,00 lives in rural South Africa since its establishment in 2007. We are excited to update you on all of our progress.
We are so very grateful to you all for supporting A Spring of Hope in our most successful year to date! Your generosity brought water and gardens to a school, a community garden and a health clinic garden project.
As we have grown in the region we realized the need for a central location for ASoH. This year we broke ground on the ASoH Permaculture/Community Center. The outdoor classroom was in the final stages of completion, the security cottage and the main structure was started. We are using a method called rammed earth for the building which uses the soil from the site for the walls. Rammed-earth construction reduces the ecological impacts of deforestation and the toxicity of artificial materials associated with conventional construction techniques. We are looking forward to completion in 2019.
We also acquired a new partner, Junior Achievement South Africa. They have implemented their entrepreneur classes in five of our schools. We look forward to a long and successful partnership. As we move into 2019, we have set our sight on new goals such as our CSA program (Community Sustainable Agriculture), which we will be offering to individuals and lodges. Our partner Thulani Private Lodge is very busy. Chef Lisl is creating exciting dishes for our donors/guests. Kelvin, always takes everyone on an action-packed game drive! Leanette and Trygive team up to show our friends the important work of ASoH in the communities and the impact it has on so many lives.
Thank you all again for your support!