Resilient Peasants

Growing resilient Communities

This project continues to support earlier work of the same group of persons (see archive "Vitamins in front of the doorstep") though under a new name, Guba (Si Swati for "dig"). Guba is a spin-off from Moya Centre, another of sahee's partners. The two organizations work together very well, each specializing in its core field.
The project enables subsistence farmers to grow organic food and to become independent of producers of seeds and fertilizers. The project is focusing at the central region of Swaziland.
Participants learn about natural cycles and conservation agriculture which is a way to use the soil without disturbing it much and at the same time reducing the need of manpower. This is especially important in Swaziland, where most families are suffering from the HIV-pandemic with many sick and weak family members.
Thanks to the knowledge to use own seeds and natural fertilizers, farmers learn to produce healthier food in a much cheaper way. This is why this project is very attractive for families with low income.

Project site

Mahlanya (Map)


Over 140 smallholders who depend on agricultural production directly or indirectly. Peasants, youth, community leaders, extension officers will be benefiting from the courses.
Indirectly, more than 500 family members will have an advantage of this program.

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 82’000.–, whereas sahee takes over CHF 80’800.–.

Project-contribution CHF 80'800.- sahee is in regular contact with the organization and connects Guba with international networks in sustainable agriculture.

Duration of assistance

1st of March 2011 to 31st of December 2014

Local counterpart


Project site


Project poster 2011_04.pdf

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Project overview

Subsistence-Farmer discussing with Guba Field-staff


Rain-Water-Collection for irrigation of vegetable garden