Save our dreams from dying in the drought.
- By: Petra Louw
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/save-our-dreams-from-drying-in-the-draught
My name is Petra Louw. I live with my husband and two daughters on Bovlei, Sutherland.
We are experiencing the worst drought in 100 years in our district. After six years we have come to the end of the road. We have already been served with the sequestration order, but managed to come to an agreement with the bank. The payments they want are extremely high, and for us to manage that, we can't afford to buy feed for our animals. Our animals are our only source of income. The income we need to pay the bank. It is simple, no income, no farm. We are hoping to raise funds to buy feed.
We are entering winter, the toughest time in the Karoo. We will need feed for at least four months. Hopefully by then we would have had some rain. That is hope talking, as we actually fall in a summer rain area. But where there is hope, there is life.
If we can raise enough money for the feed needed, we can use
our mohair income entirely for the bank. If the bank is happy, we are happy, because then we can stay on Bovlei. Bovlei is not only our farm, this is our home, the place where we are a family. And not only us, but also our loyal workers who have also been struggling through the draught. This is their home as well.
- Jun 02, 2019 - USD $ 360.66
- "Stay strong " - Concerned
- May 14, 2019 - USD $ 73.40
- "Sterkte" - JPLR
- May 05, 2019 - USD $ 348.41
- "Praying for rain" - Concerned
- May 01, 2019 - USD $ 69.91
- "All the best to you all and your animals." - Dorothe