Supporting Wildlife Communities

Conservation is as much about people as it is about wildlife. As the Covid-19 lockdown continues, thousands of people living in impoverished rural communities adjacent to game reserves have lost their jobs and income, and food insecurity is a growing crisis.

Working together to show that the conservation sector cares, Project Rhino, African Conservation Trust, Nkombe Rhino NPC, Kingsley Holgate & DoMore Foundation, Barrows and other partners have pooled their resources and efforts to help repair infrastructure, restore water, feed families, and support wildlife communities across South Africa.

Working in partnership with game reserves, the primary food we provide is a certified, nutritional porridge, pre-cooked and flavoured and ready to eat with water or milk. The porridge is either included in existing food parcels being distributed by game reserves or dispensed in an orderly fashion in conjunction with community leaders, to ensure it reaches the neediest families. 

R1 puts a meal in the hands of a community member affected by Covid-19; it is a cost-effective way of providing hungry people with their daily source of essential vitamins and minerals. The sustainability of this project also gives us the ability to build stronger relationships that will have a positive effect on both wildlife areas and neighbouring communities in the years ahead.

Starving families is not the only need we find. School buildings have had roofs blown off, water wells and pipes are dysfunctional, and much of the infrastructure we take for granted in an urban setting just simply doesn’t exist or is grossly neglected.

These are desperate communities. You can help.

We need funds to repair a roof, install water tanks and feed families. You can donate directly via GivenGain, EFT, Paypal or Zapper. Wherever you want your funds to go, use your name and then roof, water or food, (GJones ROOF) and we will dedicate your generous donation to that cause.