Create Training Opportunities For S. African Women

by Hlomelikusasa Rural Women Development Network


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Hlomelikusasa Rural Women Development Network

Location: Durban, 4001 - USA
Website: http:/​/​​hllomelikususa.html
Sarah Dotlich
Project Leader:
Sarah Dotlich
IDEX Africa Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 11 donors like you, a total of $935 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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