Ventures
The Phalala Youth Empowerment For Food Security
Fellow(s)
Location
Phalala
Swaziland
SZ
Issue Area(s)

About

Bantu Mabaso founded The Phalala Youth Empowerment For Food Security to provide youth in her home neighborhood of Phalala, Swaziland with the skills, capital and support they need to run climate resilient agricultural enterprises. This skills-based education and mentorship initiative has the dual goal of empowering youth and combating food shortages caused by a severe drought crisis in the rural community. Recently, the venture has raised the income of each farmer by approximately $50 every six weeks and has doubled its chicken population from 200 to 400.