Black Mamba trains women in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to farm organically using regenerative farming methods.
Black Mamba sources its ingredients from Guba, a local permaculture training organization. Guba manages a growing network of over 50 small farmers who grow fresh, organic herbs and chilis. Most of the growers and production team are women who are the breadwinners for their families and communities.
The direct positive impact of this partnership reaches over 1,000 individuals in Eswatini.
On any school day, through the sun and heat, 400 happy voices can be heard. Girls and boys start in kindergarten and stay all the way through high school learning math, science, English, and computer skills. The vast majority of students are the first in their families to complete school and are being prepared to pursue opportunities in the global workforce.
At Peace by Piece International, we are inspired by the commitment of the staff and woodworkers at Itza Wood. Every day, they strive to build a brighter future for the youth of northern Guatemala.
Clementine is a retired school teacher who has worked with her children and grandchildren building a thriving permaculture homestead since she completed training with Guba in 2012. Clementine has been a member of the Guba Permaculture Farmer’s Network since 2014, growing chillies and herbs for Black Mamba products.
Many women farmers like Clementine share their organic farming knowledge with at least 10 other people in their communities, helping to promote food security and improve the soil fertility and biodiversity of Eswatini.