Soul of Africa

by Soul of Africa

Summary

This project employs 70 women to hand-stitch shoes for a fair wage. The women are taught life-skills and work in a safe environment.
$2,744
total raised
32
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

This project aims to address the problems that AIDS has brought to the rural areas of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. In this province of South Africa there are high rates of unemployment and Soul of Africa seeks to address this issue by tackling problems at a grass-roots level. We offer employment to previously unemployed women by teaching them how to hand-stich shoes. The women work in a safe environment and are paid a fair wage, enabling them to earn money and provide for their families.

Solution

We operate as a social enterprise that provides previously un-employed women with jobs. We aim at improving the high rates of unemployment in the province of KwaZulu Natal.

Long-Term Impact

The project will employ approx. 70 women giving them life skills and paying them a fair wage creating self-sustainability and empowerment.   (250)

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.soulofafrica.org.za
Soul of Africa

Organization Information

Soul of Africa

Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.soulofafricashoes.co.uk
Soul of Africa
Project Leader:
Stephanie Keast
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

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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