Rural women require skills and leadership training to participate successfully in the local markets. This project allows women to acquire the appropriate skills to provide for their families.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the KwaZulu-Natal many rural women are unaware of their rights under South Africa’s new constitution and are often undervalued in society despite the fact they are increasingly becoming their family’s bread-winners. Women are the strength of their communities and once they know their rights, begin to access those rights, learn business skills, become literate, engage in leadership development, and work to end stigma around HIV, their communities begin to transform.
How will this project solve this problem?
Hlomelikusasa provides business skills training to women for sewing projects, catering, and livestock raising they then bring to the marketplace. They train women to be community leaders, advocate for women’s rights and work to end HIV stigma.
Potential Long Term Impact
By providing skills training and a physical market run by rural women, the women of KwaZulu-Natal will open many doors to further empowerment and access to their rights. They will finally become successful citizens of the New South Africa.
Total Funding Received to Date: $935
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $935 . The original project funding goal was $8,580.