We're Enterprise Learning Projects, an innovative not-for-profit supporting Aboriginal people in remote communities start and grow their own micro-enterprises. We've just launched a clothing donation drive to support Aboriginal women in the remote Northern Territory of Jilkminggan. Clothing donations go towards a pop-up Op-Shop on community, and all funds from goods sold used to kick-start small businesses focused around sewing and print making at the newly established Arts Centre.
Aboriginal women in remote Australia don't have the same access to the economy that many of us take for granted. Imagine how differently you would engage with the economy if you'd never had much access to the internet?! Aboriginal women in Jilkminggen are asking for help to establish businesses to create new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their community. So ELP launched a clothing donation drive to help them launch their own social enterprises.
By setting up a pop-up Op-Shop, the women in Jilkminggan can use the funds from goods sold to kick start the kind of small businesses they want to create - focused around sewing and print making. This not only relies on the incredible generosity of people donating clothing from all over Australia (which has been incredibly humbling so far!) but also relies on the donation of funds to develop the small business ideas being generated... which is where you come in! Please donate!
By providing business mentoring and training in remote communities, ELP can foster economic participation, social inclusion and emotional wellbeing. The result? Stronger families, improved outcomes for children, lower rates of domestic violence, reduced dependence on welfare and increased life expectancy. Your support increases the quality of life for all Aboriginal people living in remote Australia. Pretty awesome.