More support for Dare to Care

09 June 2019 | Disasters

Given that Namibia continues to be ravaged by drought, Engen earlier this week donated N$1 million to the Dare to Care Foundation to assist the country’s farmers in the grips of this national crisis.

From 1 June to 31 August 2019, Engen has undertaken to contribute 5 cents for every litre of petrol purchased from an Engen service station in Namibia to Dare to Care. “Our target is to raise N$3 million to help the country’s commercial and subsistence farmers,” Christian Li, Engen’s managing director in Namibia, said adding that they are happy to partner with Dare to Care, to help resolve the challenges faced by the Namibian agriculture industry.

Dare to Care was established in 2000 by members of the agricultural sector to assist victims of veld fires. Since then it has broadened its assistance to include, amongst others, victims of floods and farm attacks, and the San people.

The agricultural sector, including the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union, Namibia Agricultural Union and private sector companies have joined hands under the Dare to Care umbrella and set an ambitious collection target of N$10 million.

Li said that the money raised will not contribute to the donation of livestock feed to farmers, but that “it will be used to subsidize certain feeds to make them more affordable.”

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