WIIN Langkloof Rural Development

  • WIIN was approached by the Chairperson of the Langkloof Association, to visit Langkloof in Mpumalanga province, in order to assess the plight of impoverished women and children, living in communities in the Langkloof area, in the heartland of the Ndebele people
  • Francesca Fondse, the WIIN Founder and National Champion for Women visited the area initially on the 25 January 2019, ongoing
  • The village of Langkloof is home to 83 orphans who are in great need, with no proper facilities, and donations towards this project is most welcome!
  • Most women and inhabitants are unemployed, poverty rife and semi-illiterate
  • WIIN assessed the climatic conditions re average rainfall, temperatures, soil    structures, vegetation etc. to determine feasibilities
  • With this information and the assessment of empowerment possibilities, it became clear that the surrounding area would support agro, vertical-fresh tunnels, aquaponics, backpacker’s tourism, and further SMME related developments
  • The WIIN Training Division will create training programmes for this community, aligned with the findings
  • WIIN empower the women of the village to be economically active, and provide means for the children and themselves, for now and the future

Langkloof Today

  • 83 Orphans live in very poor   circumstances
  • Unemployment is rife
  • Healthy food is scarce
  • There is no trade
  • There is no decent social cohesion
  • HIV is the cause of this many orphans
  • There is too little knowledge about sustainable agro

WIIN wants to bring empowerment to Langkloof

WIIN wants create better facilities, social cohesion, food supply, employment, health and empowerment in merging Ndebele culture with development of hospitality, agro and SMME’s

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Village View

The beautiful Langkloof Village is nestled in mountainous vistas, featuring sacred Ndebele sites, natural valleys, wildlife, hiking trails and mountain bike tracks

The Perfect Spot

The perfect spot

A sloping spot has been identified to establish the Backpacker Village, featuring privacy, natural beauty, water, incredible sunrises, sunsets and vistas

Vista to the South

Vista to the south

The natural vistas all-round are beautiful and are inviting for recreation and tourism. Two adjacent farmers with hiking and camping facilities bought into the concept to create a meandering experience for visitors

WIIN empowers the future for women & children

  • WIIN will empower the women of Langkloof
  • WIIN will empower the Village Community
  • WIIN empowers the women networks and social cohesion
  • WIIN Empowerment create  peaceful communities, by reducing domestic violence from 78% to 34% ongoing
  • WIIN empowerment creates economy, growth, dignity and purpose
  • WIIN empowerment creates health and good nutrition
  • Spinach, Radish, Beetroot and Celery
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WIIN DESIGNS, SOURCE FUNDS AND ESTABLISH TOURISM

WIIN CREATES BEAUTIFUL INTEGRATED TOURIST DESTINATIONS

TRADITIONAL NDEBELE DESIGNS WILL FEAUTURE ON MODERN BACKPACKER RONDAVELS

WIIN BUILD WITH ECO MATERIALS AND APPLIES TRADITIONAL CRAFTMANSHIP

WIIN POLICY IS ALIGNED WITH THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS PRESENTED BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

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Backpackers Accommodation Area

  • The camp is created in Ndebele tradition with multiple rondavel
  • The boma, kitchen, showers and ablution are integrated in the landscape
  • The rondavel will feature reed treated insulation and ceilings
  • Traditional Ndebele weaving will be incorporated in baskets, mats, and wall hangings
  • Ndebele tribal patterns will adorn the outer walls
  • The Retail Center will offer basic grocery, Ndebele arts & crafts, and the tourism advisory
  • WINN Eco-solutions are applied in the backpackers area

Showers at the Backpackers accommodation area

  • SHOWERS ARE DESIGNED TO FEATURE NATURAL SURROUNGINGS, WHILST AFFORDING PRIVACY
  • THE SHOWERS ARE WARM AND THE GREY WATER WILL BE HARVESTED AND FILTERED NATURALLY, TO BE APPLIED IN THE GARDENS
  • DESIGNS SUBJECT TO ©
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BACKPACKERS BOMA AND KITCHEN AREA

The Boma and Kitchen will offer Ndebele food, entertainment and a central meeting space of the camp

Open-fire cooking will create a catering SMME

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WIIN ECO SOLUTIONS

  • WIIN promotes organic lifestyle
  • WIIN promotes smart water solutions in water harvesting and grey water applications
  • WIIN promotes eco dry-toilets with durability, ventilation systems, ensuring optimum privacy and organic applications
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  • WIIN applies green energy solutions, and SMME creation, and designs subject to ©
  • WIIN trains eco-farming practices
  • WIIN establishes SMME in the agro applications of waste composting

Traditional Ndebele arts

The Langkloof Arts & Crafts at the Craft Retail Center will celebrate Ndebele cultural artworks

The Arts & Crafts SMME will produce and deliver:

  • Baskets
  • Mats
  • Wall hangings
  • Paintings
  • Adornments
  • Clothing
  • Ornaments
  • Food
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WIIN SMME TRAINING OFFERS THE PEOPLE OF LANGKLOOF:

  • Solar training & development
  • Building &maintenance
  • Eco Sanitation systems & maintenance
  • Hospitality Catering
  • Hospitality Housekeeping
  • Groundsmen and Landscaping
  • Traditional artisans, Arts & Crafts
  • Water systems & management
  • Security
  • Traditional story tellers and entertainers
  • Hiking trail guides
  • Tourism , Marketing & Curio development
  • Eco-composting
  • Agro organic food production
  • SMME Incubation
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WIIN IS SEEKING COLLABORATION PARTNERS RE SMME INCUBATION

  • Financial management
  • Community Development
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Recycling Management
  • Road Management
  • Hospitality Tourism
  • Fire Management
  • Conservation Tourism
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Agro Tourism
  • Erosion Control Management
  • Storm water Management
  • Solar & Eco solutions
Village View
Vista to the South