We are a non-profit company, that partners with businesses and vulnerable rural, peri-urban and urban communities.

This is done through a range of projects promoting sustainable, healthy and continually improving natural environments. While simultaneously creating opportunities through rigorous skills and capacity development to support their livelihoods and thus bringing the dignity of self-sufficiency to communities.

Our vision is to build a society where communities are able to develop sustainable livelihoods through stewardship actions (activities) that build community and protect the natural environment.

This is achieved through adopting a holistic approach that addresses social, ecological and economic challenges that vulnerable communities face.


To have a progressive society thriving in healthy natural environments through the support of public and private partnerships. People, Planet and Partners: our organisation plays a role in bringing these essential elements to work together in achieving sustainable livelihoods and resilient ecosystems.


Kirsten Mahood Executive Director

Kirsten has a deep seated dedication to community development and holds a Master of Science in Ecology, and previously held positions in environmental consulting, the corporate sector and Academia.Kirsten has experience in implementing environmentally based community development programmes, focusing on building sustainable and resilient communities and natural environments.

Ntswaki Ditlhale Executive Director

Ntswaki has a distinctive commitment to improving the lives of others in a holistic manner. Her experience includes holding positions in environmental consulting and Academia. Ntswaki has experience in environmentally based programmes that ensure sustainable community development and long term social and environmental justice.