Youth Speaker entry #18: Seabata Sephachana (Lesotho)

Pukane Agro is a youth cooperative society created to help initiate economic growth and community development, eradicate unemployment, combat hunger and its ensuing social issues throughout Pukane and Lesotho as a whole. It focuses on improving lives and empowering people through offering jobs, advocating programs and policies for hunger relief and educating people on business and other similar issues. All performed under agricultural and business projects.

Seabata SephachanaThrough its projects, it is successfully producing cash crops, dried fruits and rolls, mushroom and ornaments and jeweleries using cow horns. Conserving environment through forestry is one of our long term plans, that is intended to commence in July 2015. Our vision is to build a society that is economically and socially viable; a prosperous society surrounded by beauty of trees, nature and abundance of wealth by the year 2025.
Its motto “kopano ke matla” meaning unity is power, the cooperative believes in joining forces; huge success can be achieved through community partnerships.

It is our unconditional objective to provide Basotho specifically Pukane Communities with solutions for hunger relief and empower them to build sustainable businesses, conserve forests in a way to encourage biodiversity, control climate change and provide watersheds that in return will contribute to the well-being of citizens, help decrease the rate of unemployment, and boost the economy of the country.

Text, picture and video are submitted by Seabata Sephachana (Lesotho) – ssephachana(at)gmail.com

The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.


This post is published as an application by the author, to speak as a youth representative at the World Forestry Congress. Have a look at the other entries too!

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