This is the story of the BioClin Aloe plantation in South Africa. Up north, in Limpopo, on the road to Botswana, we have many Aloe vera plants (20 hectares to be exact). We have built a factory of a high standard and the local people do the harvesting. We grow the high quality Aloe vera that we use in our products here. The harvesters working with us are poor and used to live in shacks made of rusty metal sheets. We have built a worker’s village of 36 houses for our employees. Now they have good new homes with electricity and water and a new football pitch. However, the new houses didn’t have the basics like furniture, kitchen materials, beds, or mattresses. The kids had very few clothes, and almost no toys or school materials.
So we decided to start an initiative to change things. People could make a donation. We collected a lot ourselves – toys, clothes, shoes, school bags, stationery, etc. and we bought new products (beds, mattresses, dining tables, chairs). The container was completely stuffed… and it arrived just a few days before Christmas.