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