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Bushmanland Back a Farmer

Bushmanland Back a Farmer

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My name is Chrismari van der Westhuizen-Batt. I am 37 years old and live on a farm in Bushmanland, north of Loeriesfontein. I am starting this fundraiser not only to help the animals on our farm but also as many of the animals on my neighbouring farms as possible. I am not even going to attempt to raise enough funds to buy food for all the animals, but rather to improve their health with medicine and vaccines that can no longer be afforded.

We are living with the drought every day. It has been ongoing for such a long time, but still, the cruelness and devastation shocks me daily. In my area, the few farmers that still lives on the farms are desperate for help. All of us barely manage to keep our animals alive. All our funds are used to buy feed and not a cent remains for any other expenses. 

We are no longer able to buy vaccines or antibiotics for sick animals. We are hardly able to afford dog food and medication, let alone the very expensive milk replacer needed for raising all the orphaned lambs. We need to buy higher quality food for the sick and weak sheep but are unable to do so. I want to raise some funds to buy some of these much-needed items for our animals. 

I will try to buy as many of the following items per farm as possible:

  • Dog food (Montego Classic) 25kg @ R 465
  • Botuvax (100ml) - R290
  • Ivermax (1 Litre) - R617
  • Supona wound spray - R205
  • Terramycin La (100ml) - R230
  • Pulpyvax (100 ml) - R208
  • Terramycin eye powder - R62
  • Biolam Milk replacer (10 kg) - R495
  • Disulfox La (100 ml) - R336
  • Dazzle NF dip (5 Litre) - R 1500
  • Drastic Deadline (6 Litre) - R2900
  • Calci 50 (100ml) - R177
  • Oranjerivier afrondkorrels (50 kg) - R200
  • Maize (50kg) - R190

Reaching my target will mean that we will be able to bring the necessary care to many farm animals that farmers are unable to afford at the moment. It will help improve the health of sick animals and give them the medicine and food they need. It will help the farmers providing better care for their animals. 

 

*Funds raised will be paid directly to KaapAgri*

Donations

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sterkte! Our hearts go out to you!" - Walter & Colleen at Stellenbosch - "Platteland"

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 10 012.00
  • "

    Good luck and may God bless you

    " - Anonymous

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sterkte! Our hearts go out to you!" - Walter & Colleen at Stellenbosch - "Platteland"

  • May 28, 2020 - R 5 012.00
  • "

    Hoop dit reen gou en baie

    " - Anize Bam

  • May 26, 2020 - R 312.00
  • "

    Probeer net vasbyt. Julle is ysters.

    " - Annalie du Preez

  • May 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We hope this helps as much as possible" - World of Workwear

  • May 26, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Ek hoop julle kan bly hoop en oorleef tot die reën kom. Sterkte!

    " - Elze

  • May 26, 2020 - R 3 012.00
  • "

    Ons bly julle hou in ons gebede.

    " - Ronelle Berry

  • May 26, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    We were there in January and were shocked. Hope by now you've had rain. Thank you farmers for everything you do.

    " - Anne

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 59.77
  • "Sterkte vir julle." - Antoinette

  • May 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All we can do is trust in the Lord. From a farmer in the Eastern Free State" - Rob James

  • May 17, 2020 - R 31 500.00
  • "May God send much needed rain." - Michael de Jager

  • May 16, 2020 - R 10 500.00
  • "My hart gaan uit na jul. Ek het van jul hartseer gelees in Platteland tydskrif." - Alwyn Pretorius

  • May 12, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    I farm and able to help. Thank you for shareing your situation.

    " - Richard Wichmann

  • May 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "A small gesture to thank all the farmers during this time " - Steve

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sterkte! Our hearts go out to you!" - Walter & Colleen at Stellenbosch - "Platteland"

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 10 012.00
  • "

    Sterkte

    " - Chris Jooste

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    I hope this will help at least a bit

    " - Marlina

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sterkte! Our hearts go out to you!" - Walter & Colleen at Stellenbosch - "Platteland"

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Voorspoed, Chrismari, en dankie dat jy hierdie tragiese storie met ons gedeel het." - Johan Platteland

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Ons dink elke dag aan julle en hoop saam met julle op uitkoms." - Peter Platteland

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 2 012.00
  • "

    Praying for you

    " - Sid Platteland

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "My hart gaan uit na julle en ons bid vir reën... het in die Agter-Hantam groot geword, droogte is lelik." - Freddie Louw Platteland

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    we hope you have rain soon

    " - Heidi and Horst Hutter

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are with you through these tough times." - Diane

  • Apr 13, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Julle is ystermense!!!" - Gerhard Serfontein

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 682.50
  • "Voer vir honger skape " - Japie Claassen

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All the very best to you, your family and the animals, stay strong." - Steve

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I have a sme in jhb ....we're also in difficulty, but having read your moving article in Go's Platteland I realise once again that we're very fortunate." - Tony

  • Mar 29, 2020 - USD $ 119.75
  • "Sterkte aan julle in hierdie moeilike tye" - Jacques & Marlize

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 1 312.50
  • "Sterkte, mag dit gou genoeg reen" - Meekah - Platteland

  • Mar 22, 2020 - R 600.00
  • "

    All the best. May God be with you

    " - Moerat

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Ons bid vir julle" - Andra

  • Mar 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Sterkte

    " - Iris2

  • Mar 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sterkte" - Iris

  • Mar 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "?" - Ciela

  • Mar 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Met liefde " - M

  • Mar 15, 2020 - USD $ 32.68
  • "Sterkte, en vasbyt." - Anonymous = Platteland

  • Mar 14, 2020 - USD $ 13.07
  • "Every cent helps" - Etwin

  • Mar 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Lewe begin anderkant wanhoop (Sartre)" - THE24HRTeam

  • Mar 09, 2020 - R 10 012.00
  • "

    God will provide.

    " - Tony Platteland

  • Mar 03, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "Hou moed en dankie dat julle vas byt om kos op ons tafels te voorsien! Sonder ons boere is ons niks." - Niekie-Platteland

  • Feb 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "None of us in the KZN suburbs know what you are going thru but thank you for your courageous article highlighting the plight of the Bushmanland farmers" - DPatoir Platteland

  • Feb 25, 2020 - R 2 035.00
  • "Thank you for caring and being God's hands and feet on earth" - Anonymous

  • Feb 03, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Vasbyt en moed hou!" - Hanli

  • Jan 10, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "Hou moed! xxx " - Erica

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 1 017.50
  • "Ek boer ook. Ek verstaan,my hart breek." - Daleen

  • Dec 13, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Sterkte" - Marinda

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hope this gives some relief" - MJ

  • Nov 27, 2019 - USD $ 70.96
  • "Bid vir julle" - Theo en Louise

  • Nov 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • ". " - Marilet

  • Nov 25, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "

    Ons bid dat ons almagtige Vader elke gebed sa antwoord

    " - Courageous ministries

  • Nov 24, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "#I'mStaying" - Mike

  • Nov 23, 2019 - USD $ 71.49
  • "Praying for rain and hope this gives you hope that we care" - Simone

  • Nov 23, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Julle is in ons gebede" - Anoniem

  • Nov 22, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    klein en beskeie bydra, baie sterkte!

    " - Elana

  • Nov 21, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Hou moed suster, die reën is opad. Van mede Boesmanlander." - ANONYMOUS

  • Nov 21, 2019 - USD $ 142.17
  • "Mag die Here elke smeekgebed dringend antwoord en genoeg genadewater vir elke dor streek stuur. Dankie vir voorreg om deel van jul genade seëninge te wees. Hans en Retha Roos" - Hans & Retha Roos

  • Nov 20, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "Sterkte" - Johan en Veronica

  • Nov 19, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Ons dra julle in ons harte en in ons gebede. Ons glo, hoop en vertrou en daar binnekort uitkoms sal wees." - Karen

  • Nov 19, 2019 - USD $ 10.68
  • "????sterkte. Hou moed" - Marinda

  • Nov 18, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Praying for rain & that you reach your target" - Gerrie & Bessie Pretorius

  • Nov 12, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte! dink aan julle" - Leon Rust

  • Nov 11, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Weet julle is nie alleen" - Heidi

  • Nov 11, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Mag elke bietjie help. Ons bid vir reën

    " - Cintie

  • Nov 10, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie Sterkte" - Mariecha

  • Nov 10, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "????????" - Marlize

  • Nov 08, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte vir julle" - Anonymous

  • Nov 08, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    I pray rain and blessings will fall on all farm lands soon

    " - Ulandi van As

  • Nov 08, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Mag dit n gaaitjie vul met wat nodig is om die boere te help????????????????" - Petra Smit

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Mag die Here uitkoms bring. Kan nie dink hoe julle dit doen nie. " - Paula

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Ons bid dat julle binnekort met reën geseën sal word, baie sterkte " - Tersia

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "I can't imagine how difficult it must be :(" - Kim Zoe Ferguson

  • Nov 06, 2019 - USD $ 26.30
  • "May the rains come soon! All the best with your endeavours. " - Gareth

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "????" - Andrea van Wyk

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 152.25
  • "A little makes a big difference" - Karen

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "We pray for rain for our farmers and hope that this little donation will help." - Harvey Grohmann

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "hope the rains come soon" - great dane lover

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Ons bid vir uitkoms vir jul en ons mede boere.

    " - Wendy van Zyl

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Ons dra julle in ons gebede" - ML ART STUDIO

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie dankie vir wat jy vir mens en dier doen Chrismari.Jy is n ystervrou Spreuke 31 10-31.Ons sal gereeld probeer om n geldjie oor te plaas.Sterkte" - Johan Roos en gesin

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    ???

    " - Hummingbird

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Ek hoop die bietjie help." - Schantelle Horn

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 141 993.98

Fundraising target

R 80 000.00
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Chrismari van der Westhuizen Batt Animal Cause

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Chrismari van der Westhuizen-Batt lives on a farm in Bushmanland. She is crowdfunding not only to help the animals on her farm, but also as many of the animals on neighbouring farms as possible. Funds raised will be used to improve the health of the animals with medicine and vaccines that can no longer be afforded.