Michael Mduze is a 58 year old neighbour at the clinic who originally started as a volunteer and was receiving a commission on sales which he generated which included plants, building materials and broken tiles. He now supervises the Madiba Garden at the Clinic for which he receives a small wage.
He also propagates plants for the garden and is a keen and able gardener, who enjoys what he does and is passionate about acquiring more knowledge. He is equally passionate about Kaiser Chiefs and tries to recruit or convert everyone who visits clinic to become a member.
By attending the herbal workshop he will be in a position to broaden his knowledge but will also share this with staff at the Clinic, as well as the community, thereby enabling them to take care of themselves and their pets. Of course, it will also enable him to grow the beneficial herbs in the Madiba garden thereby adding an extra dimension, which would be both beautiful and useful.
He is very intuitive and, in time, this could also possibly generate a small income for himself and the Clinic which can be ploughed back into the Clinic and the healing side of the garden by selling herbs on a small scale for the more affluent supporters, who I am sure would love to support him in his endeavours. The people that we serve will obviously continue to benefit at little or no cost to themselves.
- Michael Mduze
How you can support Mdzananda
One way to gift a workshop place to Mdzananda is to sign up for a workshop with 4 friends and all nominate Mdzananda as beneficiary on the booking form. Take a look at the Workshop Give-a-Way and the Herbs for Animal Charities pages for more information and gifting ideas.
Use the social network and email links on this page to get in touch with Mdzananda and let them know you support their effort.
Mdzananda Animal Clinic
Reg Charity No: 041-448
Address: 21297 Govan Mbeki St, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, 7784