There are a number of ways that you can support The Soft Foot Alliance Trust and your donations are very welcome.
By making a general donation to The Soft Foot Alliance Trust you will help to cover our ongoing research and project management costs, supporting our work to develop the most effective permaculture and social enterprises for our local communities and region, uplifting people and protecting wildlife.
Australian Based Donors
Soft Foot Alliance is delighted to partner with the Global Development Group (GDG), an Australian NGO.
Australian based donors who would like to support Soft Foot Alliance projects are able to receive gift tax deductibility by donating via GDG. Please use the special donation button provided and reference your donation Soft Foot Alliance to ensure the funds are directed to our project. Tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 will be issued by Global Development Group.
Excess funds may be directed to another approved activity. Please note, no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities are a part of, or funded by, GDG projects. More info: www.gdg.org.au
If you would like to donate to a specific project, please use the buttons below and let us know how you would like your donation to be channeled.
The materials to produce a mobile boma cost USD $400.
We have a backlog of requests from the community for bomas. Please consider making a contribution to buying our next boma.
In over 3 years of use, as we have tested the design, not a single animal has been killed in a mobile-boma by either a lion or a hyena
Currently, we only have one sewing machine and, given the backlog of families interested in receiving a Mobile Boma.
We would love to purchase more sewing machines and employ more people.
Each industrial sewing machine and stand costs between US$1,500 and $2,000, depending on the make and model.
Soft Foot Alliance pays our carpenter US $30 per week to train the herders. Given the interest, we would like to do as much training as possible and financial support to cover training costs or buy more tools would be very welcome.
Tools are expensive in Zimbabwe, e,g, Plane: US$50, Saw: US$35, Hammer: US$15
1 kg of 2-inch nails is about $8 etc, etc.
Bee hives are being constructed following the design of the barefoot bee-keeper
Each hive box costs US$50 to make.
Rope to hang boxes around fields US$1 per meter
Soft Foot Alliance is very excited to add this new program to our overall strategy. By local standards, this a very expensive program for us with beekeeper training costing US$250 per person
Bee keeping equipment kit: US$100 per person, including smoker/brush/knife
When we run the first workshop in a new community we take everything with us for the day. As a result these workshop cost US$250. This covers the cost of up to 12 local women going through the training.
If you would be willing to part or all of the costs of running a workshop that would be very welcome.
If you would like to support the Soft Foot Alliance permaculture program, please consider making a donation.
Given the range of items needed to support this work, from buying seeds to installing rain water collection tanks or sourcing specialised trainers for the community is so broad, we welcome a general donation to the permaculture project.
Can you support the rainwater jar and harvesting project? Water is critical and as such the project is vitally important to our overall work.
The cost of all materials for the jar and the guttering, together with all the labour costs comes to: US$350 per property