South Africa is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent decades, and already 5 of the 9 South African provinces have been declared disaster areas due to the extreme conditions.
Unfortunately farmers and the animals on farms are suffering the most. The livestock industry has taken a big hit, and as a result all natural grazing has been depleted, leaving animals with no food to eat. Many farmers have had to slaughter entire herds of animals that they have built up over a lifetime or simply leave the cows to die of hunger.
You can help a farming community, and food security in South Africa by saving a cow. Because South African commercial farmers do not receive state support in the form of subsides, it will cost a farmer $80 to feed a cow for one month in order to keep it alive until the rain comes and the veldt has had time to recover.
The proceeds from your purchase of a "Picante II" cow art print will go directly to the farmers in a town called Verkeerdevlei. It is situated 80km outside of Bloemfontein with a farming community made of up 35 commercial farmers. Thank you for your support in the efforts to keep South Africa farming. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.