The settlements of Mahetwe and Ditshukudu are about 30km from Molepolole in the Kweneng District. These are settlements are about 1 hour 30 minutes from Gaborone. Comparable to most of the rural communities in the country, local communities rely on agriculture to sustain their livelihoods. According to Kweneng District Council statistics, the district currently has about 5,300 and these are supported through the various government programmes.
In September 2020, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) approved 7 new projects at a tune of USD310,000 to be implemented throughout the country. The aim of the funded projects is to contributing towards climate change mitigation and adaption within the agriculture and energy sectors to enable Botswana to attain her climate change obligations.
One of these funded projects was the establishment of the New Earth Garden implemented by Heritage of Services Trust based in Molepolole. The project is funded at a tune of USD 47,500.00 (equivalent of BWP475,000) and is aimed at adapting to climate change using environmentally friendly horticultural methods in Mahetlwe, Lesilakgokong, Kotolaname and Ditshukudu settlements.