Soul of Africa

$2,744 $2,257
Raised Remaining


This project employs 70 women to hand-stitch shoes for a fair wage. The women are taught life-skills and work in a safe environment.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project aims to address the problems that AIDS has brought to the rural areas of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. In this province of South Africa there are high rates of unemployment and Soul of Africa seeks to address this issue by tackling problems at a grass-roots level. We offer employment to previously unemployed women by teaching them how to hand-stich shoes. The women work in a safe environment and are paid a fair wage, enabling them to earn money and provide for their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

We operate as a social enterprise that provides previously un-employed women with jobs. We aim at improving the high rates of unemployment in the province of KwaZulu Natal.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will employ approx. 70 women giving them life skills and paying them a fair wage creating self-sustainability and empowerment.   (250)

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,744

Funding Information

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 $2,744 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Soul of Africa

Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Project Leader

Stephanie Keast

London, United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Soul of Africa
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