Initiative helps Covid-hit villages

By Confidente Reporter

THE German Embassy has assisted the non-profit organisation OANA Community Development Project in Warmbad, //Karas Region, in setting up a soup kitchen project that will benefit five villages in the area.

A total of N$57 412 from the embassy’s micro project fund will serve as an immediate measure to purchase food items in order to set up soup kitchens for people in need for the coming months.

The soup kitchen project focuses mainly on malnourished children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the region. As the region remains hard hit by drought, the communities need support to mitigate the additional hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Warmbad kicked-off with the first soup kitchen at the beginning of November, which was received very well by the community members. Gabis, Satco, Haub and Ubib will soon follow.

The //Karas Region is the southernmost and least densely populated of the 14 regions of Namibia and its capital is Keetmanshoop.

OANA Community Development Project is the non-profit branch of OANA Nature Reserve, which aspires to create a greater landscape for conservation in the Namibian deep south.

They pioneer projects to transform old farmland into a natural environment where endangered species can thrive. Andrea Pawel (CEO) and Ed Barthorp (COO) are closely working together with the local communities and aim at enabling them to benefit from the local natural resources.