Pictured are (from left) Sonja Hofler (One Village), Hattingh Bornman (Kouga Executive Mayor), Vendeliah Barendse (Hephzibah House of Prayer – My House is Your House Soup Kitchen), Evelyn Markides (One Village), Karin Williams (One Village), and Ivonique van Rensburg (Kouga Special Programmes Coordinator).

Kouga Municipality extends a helping hand

 KOUGA – In light of the escalating challenges brought about by the increasing cost of living, Kouga Municipality has over the past week, facilitated the delivery of one ton of fresh vegetables to various soup kitchens across the Kouga region – aiming to alleviate food insecurity among residents.

This benevolent effort is part of a larger mayoral initiative, generously supported by the farm Wildeklawer in Barkley West, owned by Louis de Kock and his wife, Cora.

The initiative, spearheaded by Kouga Executive Mayor, Hattingh Bornman, reflects an unwavering commitment to community well-being. It underscores a community-centric approach in supporting residents grappling with economic hardships.

Bornman expressed empathy, stating, “We recognise the difficulties our residents are enduring due to the rising cost of living. This collaboration with Wildeklawer and the distribution of fresh vegetables is a tangible stride in supporting our community.

“It reflects the spirit of a caring municipality that stands in solidarity with its residents during challenging times.”

According to Bornman, the partnership with Wildeklawer highlights the collaborative efforts between private entities to address community needs and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.

The municipality extends its heartfelt gratitude to Wildeklawer for their generous donation and their caring commitment to the Kouga community.

“We look forward to the ongoing collaboration with Wildeklawer in the coming months, contributing more vegetables to residents facing hardships,” said Bornman.


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