Eagle Valley Farm
In July 2013, Angamma began its first initiative in Eagle Valley Farm, Ficksburg in the Eastern Free State of South Africa. The initiative attempted to create the first rural development model of its kind through collaboration between projects. These projects included the Naledi Art and Community Centre, the Bophelo Healing Centre, the Naledi Farming Coop, a Women’s Group and the Earthrise Mountain Lodge. Together, they work towards building a thriving entrepreneurial eco-village of the future that delivers on its people’s material, social and political dreams.
The Naledi Village is situated on the farm with around two hundred people. It struggled deeply with land security for generations, which led to the Earthrise Trust and Angamma donating forty-two hectares to the community to use and live on so that they never face eviction again. The Naledi Village and surrounding villages have been given the right to build their social economy through agriculture, cattle-raising and other enterprises detailed below.