HOT Cares Assists Group of Pensioners with the Tools to Sustain Themselves

Here at Hot Cares, we not only love sustainable initiatives, but also people who put the needs of others ahead of their own.

That’s definitely the case with Nthabiseng, who is an active community member of the Bophelong area in the Vaal. She supports as many community initiatives as possible and is always looking for ways to make a difference and to be of assistance.

Here’s an example, with Nthabiseng bringing this story to Hot Cares.

In her community there is a group of elderly and retired men and woman who have developed and grown a vegetable garden. This elderly group of pensioners spends three days a week planting, harvesting, expanding, and attending to the vegetables.

HOT Cares Assists Group of Pensioners with the Tools to Sustain Themselves

The vegetables that they harvest are sold to the community and any profit made goes towards feeding families in need, as well as purchasing new seedlings. This industrious group have made do with the little equipment they have, and they don’t have much, resulting in them having to perform physically-demanding tasks such as having to carry heavy buckets of water up and down to water their vegetables.

Here at Hot Cares, we think it’s incredible that this group of gardeners, made up of elderly and retired community members, are using their retirement years to make a difference in their community. Instead of resting at home, their whole day is spent tirelessly and lovingly caring for the vegetable garden they have developed.

This vegetable garden has been developed to feed families in need and to grow the garden to ensure they can help more families.

This elderly group continue to want to make a difference and look after those around them, and Hot Cares wants to play a part in that process and help them do that.

That’s why we will be assisting this incredible group by providing them with wheelbarrows, hose pipes, spades, rakes, forks, and manure/fertilizer, as well as nets, to protect their plants from the birds.

But, that’s not all we want to do. Hot Cares will also be supplying them with new pots so that they are able cook during the day, as they spend the whole day there tending to the garden. All of this adds up to a contribution of R15 000!

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