64.4% of young black South African womxn are unemployed and not studying, yet 95% of welfare is distributed to communities through womxn. Khwela Womxn believes that self-empowered womxn are change agents for their communities. We help womxn by equipping them with skills (drivers license, road & personal safety, platform access, finances) & access to safe peer-mentorship spaces, so they can transform their mindsets & uplift themselves personally & professionally. Our impact:3891 Mentor bot users.
There are currently 64,4% unemployed black women living in South Africa. Although, 95% percent of welfare grants are distributed to communities through women. The aim is to give women financial autonomy, economic empowerment & address the systematic ways women have been marginalized & undervalued. Research shows that women who have financial autonomy & economic empowerment are at a lower risk of being victims of domestic violence. This project will enable 40 women become rideshare drivers.
The rideshare industry is expected to show an annual growth rate of 9.87%. Enabling women to become rideshare drivers has the potential of alleviating unemployment & domestic violence. We help womxn by equipping them with skills (drivers license, road & personal safety, platform access, finances) & access to safe peer-mentorship spaces. The increase in the rate of femicide has raised high personal safety concerns amongst women, & consequently created a niche market for women rideshare drivers.
The economic impact of COVID19 which has disproportionately affected women in low-income South African communities. The project will enable 40 women to regain financial autonomy & economic independence as women view sustainable income as a ticket out of poverty. When women's basic needs of food, healthcare/adequate shelter are met, the opportunity to become active contributors in society, further inspiring & impacting other women through experiential learning, peer-mentorship& credible education
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).