The economic fallout of the confinement measures taken in developing countries is already being felt. South Africa is no exception. According to the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, 55% of informal settlement residents in South Africa currently have no money for food. South African Food Sovereignty Campaign co-founder Vishwas Satgar said their estimates were that the number of “food-stressed people” had doubled from last year to 30-million. In the midst of this crisis, some inspiring initiatives have been launched. StellCare, which is currently distributing food parcels to affected communities, is one of them. A team of AFDers from Leuven and Stellenbosch have engaged themselves with StellCare to provide help in these crisis times. To see what you can do to help, visit the website of the Stellenbosch-based collaborative feeding effort, Stellenbosch Unite.
StellCare – South Africa
What: Assistance with visibility, procurement, and distribution
When: May – June 2020
Where: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Who: This project is an effort of an ad hoc team of AFD volunteers from the Executive Boards of AFD Stellenbosch and AFD Leuven.