Koop vandag nog by ’n boer

27 May 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected]
Benewens die droogte wat al jare lank boere in die land kwel, het die inperking ’n verdere impak op diegene wat sorg dat daardie heerlike steak en gesonde groente en vrugte op jou bord kan beland.
Om hierdie rede het Henriëtte le Grange die ‘Koop direk van die boer Namibië’ Facebook-blad geskep. Henriëtte is ook die stigter van die Droogtehulpfonds. “Aangesien ons Droogtehulpfonds nou leeg is, het ek besef ons moet iets anders probeer sodat die boer wel ’n inkomste kan genereer en dan self voer vir die diere te kan koop,” het sy verduidelik.
“Daar is eenvoudig nie meer geld oor nie en boere wat steeds onder die droogte gebukkend gaan, sit al die afgelope nege of tien jaar in hierdie bootjie,” het sy gesê. Sy voeg by dat dit tot ’n groot mate ouer boere is wat nie meer ander werk kan doen nie – al wat hulle ken is die boerdery.
Henriëtte het sommer vinnig gesien watter groot behoefte daar aan vars plaasprodukte is. “Binne 11 dae was daar reeds meer as 8 000 lede op die blad,” vertel sy trots. Sy reken daar is om en by 50 boere wat hul produkte op die blad adverteer.
“Soos elke ander persoon wat deur Covid-19 geraak word, word die boere ook geraak. Veilings vind wel plaas, maar mense is skrikkerig om by te woon,” het sy gesê. Sy het ook gehoor dat van die veilings in die suide gekanselleer is weens swak pryse. “Hierdie blad gee boere darem ’n ander platform om hul produkte te bemark.”
Dit breek haar hart om te sien hoe swaar haar mede-boere kry. “Ek het geen manier om te help nie. Droogtehulp Namibië glo daaraan om ook self hand by te sit en goed te reël om geld in te samel, maar nou is ons hande afgekap. Op die stadium kry almal swaar.”
Indien iemand ’n skenking wil maak of nuwe planne wil voorstel, kan Henriëtte by 081 124 9670 gekontak word.

Similar News

 

Huis Maerua kort jou hulp

21 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek [email protected] 22 kinders in hulle sorg wat wissel van 2 jaar tot 20, het Huis Maerua jou hulp nodig om te verseker hierdie kinders...

Finances handicap 2018 CoW housing plans…

23 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] City of Windhoek (CoW) housing initiative of two years ago is yet to materialise, with themunicipality laying the blame on financial constraints.This...

Say cheese, pooch!

1 day - 09 July 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] you have a pet that is always photo ready, then you shouldn’t miss out on perhaps having themfeatured in the 2021 SPCA...

Outcry over supermarket GBV

2 days ago - 08 July 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] a customer assaulted an employee at a Pick n Pay store in Windhoek, residents took to social media, stating that this type...

O&L says no to violence

3 days ago - 07 July 2020 | Local News

Pick n Pay Namibia has condemned in the strongest terms violence in any form at any of its stores,following a vicious assault by a customer...

Home of Good Hope receives big

3 days ago - 07 July 2020 | Local News

The Grove Mall, together with Checkers Grove and Namib Mills, have teamed up to assist Home of Good Hope and delivered food to the value...

Housing initiative to help need

1 week ago - 03 July 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected]“The lives of those living in the informal settlements in Namibia are characterized daily by whatseems to be a persuasive idea that they...

Taking a stand for freedom of choice

1 week ago - 02 July 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] an effort to save Namibian women who are losing their freedom due to the criminalisation of abortion, one Namibian is taking the...

Young Namibian authors awarded

1 week ago - 02 July 2020 | Local News

Winners in a fiction for children writing competition have been awarded, with three winning entries from Namibia.The competition took place under the auspices of the...

Dagbreek kort jou hulp

1 week ago - 01 July 2020 | Local News

Met talle behoeftige kinders wat uit arm gemeenskappe kom, het die personeel by Dagbreek skool besef dat van hulle skoliere nie eens genoeg kos het...

Latest News

Huis Maerua kort jou hulp

21 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek [email protected] 22 kinders in hulle sorg wat wissel van 2 jaar tot 20, het Huis Maerua jou hulp nodig om te verseker hierdie kinders...

The future of work

23 hours ago | Opinion

Windhoek • Sergio de SousaAs the world of work changes, we look at what you can do to survive and thrive. Here are my predictions...

Finances handicap 2018 CoW housing...

23 hours ago | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] City of Windhoek (CoW) housing initiative of two years ago is yet to materialise, with themunicipality laying the blame on financial constraints.This...

Ndove heads environmental fund

1 day - 10 July 2020 | Environment

Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta appointed five members to serve as the board of directors of the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) for a period...

NN eyes premier league

1 day - 10 July 2020 | Sports

Netball Namibia (NN) is working hard on creating a first-of-its-kind Namibia Netball Premier League.The league, to be sponsored by MTC, will consist of 12 teams...

Finding symmetry in chaos

1 day - 09 July 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • Nina van Zyl The group exhibition While In Quarantine opens at the Namibian Arts Association Gallery in the capital next week.Artists are the...

Simply You announces nominees

1 day - 09 July 2020 | Art and Entertainment

The fourth Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards are slated for September, celebrating the arts, entertainment and fashion industry's achievements and growth.As has always...

Virtual replaces real-life relay

1 day - 09 July 2020 | Sports

The Bank Windhoek Relay has been relaunched and is now scheduled to take place virtually on 1 and 2 August.The original relay that was scheduled...

Say cheese, pooch!

1 day - 09 July 2020 | Local News

Windhoek • [email protected] you have a pet that is always photo ready, then you shouldn’t miss out on perhaps having themfeatured in the 2021 SPCA...

Load More