Geneve Kroutz

Country representing

South Africa

Languages

English
Afrikaans

Education

  • BA Communications
  • UNISA

Current organisation

Krout Sprout

Current role

Owner

Skills and Expertise

Agriculture
Community management
Food security

Areas of interest

Business
Environment
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

I started a small agricultural business in 2011, which is now a family cooperative producing A-grade products on a commercial scale. We are a community-based project, with six full-time and four part-time employees. We supply six creches with produce on a weekly basis at no cost and offer a holiday internship to youths interested in agriculture. I am also a founding member of a youth development program called, Marula Youth Foundation. Through this project, we develop children from the SOS children's village in Ennerdale, Johannesburg. We currently work with 76 children and aim to empower them in areas of career guidance, sports development and pursuing tertiary education. Lastly, in collaboration with two of my fellow OYW Ambassadors, Scott Lehman and Chiara Julius, we aim to raise funds for an organisation called Home of Hope. This home is a safe haven for young girls who are trafficked into prostitution and drug peddling. The home currently supports 76 girls who live in two of the homes and an additional 150 vulnerable children through their outreach programme.