Foundation’s role: Implementing agent
Started: 2007
Funders: Unilever
Funder’s investment: R150,000
Scope of project: Establish whether chillies can be grown successfully in the Eastern Cape

Project factfile
• Unilever approached the foundation to trial chillies.
• Of their five sites in South Africa, the foundation was the only site able to germinate the seeds, plant and harvest.
• Consequently, Unilever are now involved in the foundation’s paprika project.