Vegetable garden brings hope to the homeless

When the nation was put under hard lockdown because of Covid-19 in April, eThekwini Municipality in Durban created temporary shelters around the city. 

This was to house more than a thousand homeless people who were roaming the city – including those who could no longer afford to pay rent, fending for themselves had become impossible.

EWN reported that when they complained of boredom in June the City gave them seeds and a plot of land to start a vegetable garden in the city centre.

Three months later they have a business of selling veggies they grew.

A homeless man Sandile Mthembu said: “The garden has changed my life. The money we get from selling vegetables helps others within the shelter to pay for a ticket to go home.”

Video source: @ewnreporter