Living Permaculture Redesigning home spaces and lives to function more like an ecosystem

Impact

Shack dwellers benefit from our services. We recruit interested community and youth members that and we train them in the benefits of permaculture and how to use their direct environment to their advantage. We asses the difficulties they face in their living spaces and innovate with them on how to improve those difficulties and make their daily form of living more comfortable and convenient for them. As a result of our work with shack dwellers we have recognized insulation, access to water and sanitation, food security and access to adequate cooking to be one of the biggest factors that contribute to inadequate living conditions. All the beneficiaries of the project are low-income individuals. Our project has drastically impacted two towns, over six informal areas all over Windhoek have been impacted positively.

Sustainable development goals

  1. 2.1
    By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  2. 2.3
    By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  3. 2.4
    By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
  1. 6.2
    By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
  2. 6.3
    By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
  1. 13.b
    Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities