This project will support income-generating projects – traditional doll-making, beadwork, painting, crafts, a tourism center- for two impoverished villages in the Kwandwe Game Reserve, Eastern Cape.
In the impoverished communities in the Kwandwe Game Reserve in Eastern Cape many households live on less than $25 a month. Often these are households with 10+ family members to support and yet there are limited ways to earn income. There is a critical need to create sustainable job and income-generating opportunities. In response, Angus Gillis builds self-sufficiency in these communities, working with them on income-generating activities, leadership development and self-reliance.
The programs are aimed to support two villages in the Kwande Game Reserve. Approximately 750 people overall will benefit from sustainable sources of income from the ethical pro-poor tourism project and income-generation projects.
The pro-poor tourism project will build the local rural economy, creating sustainable employment and generating income for the communities served, all while helping to preserve indigenous culture.
“I can contribute to the family budget and pay for education and most of the things my children need.” - Jennifer Clack, Member of a doll-making cooperative
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