A network of Presbyterian churches in the north eastern US state of Maine.
MATE has a South African Partnership
, working with a number of Tyume Valley villages to encourage and support 'home gardens'.
The project has grown from the initial training of 17 families in 4 villages in February 2007, to 273 families in 10 villages.
Most of the home gardens are maintained by elderly grannies who are not only supporting themselves, but also their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren and other family members afflicted with AIDS.