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 provide a safe and secure center for local women to come and unlock their potential to setup their own business.
Living in a township has very special community feeling, however employment is a big challenge. South Africa's unemployment is on the rise and at 27%, the majority of unemployed individuals 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 illiterate and many women are ambitious and driven but have never had the opportunity or guidance 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. Providing one to one support locally we will work with individuals to unlock their ideas and make them a reality.
Working with our partners we will identify inspirational and highly motivated women to join our program. These locals will become ambassadors 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.