Rainwater Harvesting for livelihoods
In 2008/2009, Mvula Trust received funding for a rainwater harvesting project as part of the Department of Water Affairs’ CSO Programme. This rainwater harvesting project built on, and assisted with, previous and current rainwater harvesting projects that focused on food security. Through this project, the dimension of sustainable livelihoods was added. Activities including training to Mvula’s regional offices, communication and dissemination materials (through the Maru-a-Pula and case study development) and work with Mvula’s regional offices (North West and Empangeni). Unfortunately funding was cut short and the intended pilot in Empangeni (rainwater harvesting focusing on sustainable livelihoods) has not (yet) taken place.