Womens Empowerment in South Africa
Why we need your help
Equipping and Empowering Local Women to Start their own Business or get into Employment in South Africa.
Nomzamo Township is home to over 60,000 residence that migrated to the city in search for work from the Eastern Cape. It was first established as a Hostel site called Lwandle and became the home of 500 males that migrated from the Eastern Cape in 1960. In 1990 the Township was formed. With a large population in search for work, we have partnered with the local community members to provde a safe and secure centre for local women to come and unlock their potential to setup their own business. Local Business ideas include catering services, fresh produce sales, distribution and textiles.
Living in a township has very special community feeling however employment is a challenge. South Africa's unemployment is on the rise and at 27%, the majority of unemployed invidividuals stay in townships. In Nomzamo, the majority of men travel out of the township every day for employment leaving women at home and unemployed. 7% of adults are illerate and our challenge is to provide support, training and equipment for local women to grow and estabilsh their own careers locally. Many women are ambitious and driven but have never had the opportunity or guidence that we hope to provide.
Working with the local community we can provide the environment and tools to enable local women to learn and unlock their potential to start their own business locally and to provide their family with a stable and regular income. Provding one to one support locally we will work with indvidiuals to unlock their ideas and make them a reality.
Long term Impact
Working with our partners we will identify inspirational and highly motivated women to join our program. These locals will become ambasadors for change in the township and share their experience, learning and skills with friends and family to help others unlock their potential. For every business we support and grow, we plan for them to create awareness and further jobs for locals to work towards tackling the increasing unemployment problem in South Africa.
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Raised offline £1,307.00