Swaziland NGO/Charity Directory

Target Group: We target community leaders, smallholder farmers, community members, people infected & affected by HIV/AIDS & offer training in sustainable living practices from growing food to building energy efficient homes.
Description: Guba is a Swazi-based not-for-profit organisation working to combat human & ecological poverty through holistic development programmes founded on appropriate enterprise-orientated solutions. Our aims:-
1. Provide high-quality learning opportunities to enable people to improve quality of life
2. Promote sound environmental values & sustainable living practices
3. Integrate conservation and development practices
4. Encourage individual & community action to secure the protection & wise use of natural resources
5. Promote skill-sharing in areas that support sustainable living practices
6. Teach with responsible authority by practicing what we preach, combining knowledge with practical experience
Date Established: May 2009
Buildings owned/rented: We start building onsite in Malkerns from March 2010. We aim to build seven buildings, from a training centre to toilet block. All building practices will reflect the sustainable principles of the organisation & include skills transfer through on-the-job training for local technicians.
Land owned/rented: Renting 2.2 Hectares from St Clements Farm Ltd
Vehicles owned/rented: Guba owns 1 x IZUZU single cab bakkie
Permanent staff: Guba currently has 4 x permanent staff:
Additional help needed: Volunteers always welcome
Donations (in the form of skills, physical items and/or cash) always welcome
Visitors welcome
Core funding & programme funding required on an ongoing basis
Skill sharing between international & local practitioners/technicians encouraged & welcomed
Principal income sources: Private funding, International funding, In-house income generation for sustainability, Donations
Auditor: Auditing will occur by March 2010
Contact name: Emma Granville
Contact's role: Strategic Director
Physical address: Guba, 1km outside Malkerns, Swaziland, Southern Africa
Postal address: PO Box 252
Town: Mahlanya
Post Code: N/A
Swaziland code: +268
76237197 (Emma); 76213230 (Sam); 76907243 (Boninkh
Email info@gubaswaziland.org
Website: www.gubaswaziland.org
Key Phrases: appropriate technology    best practice    carbon offsetting    climate change    community    conservation    creative training    ecology    energy efficiency    environment    food security    high-value crops    HIV/AIDS    income generation    market access    natural resources    permaculture    poverty    recycle    reduce    renewable energy    reuse    smallholder farmers    social & scientific research networking    Sustainable development    sustainable farming    Swaziland charity    waste   
Target Groups: community leaders    community members    people infected & affected by HIV/AIDS    smallholder farmers   
Help Needed: equipment    funding    skill-sharing    volunteers   

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