Track Record

Our women have collectively generated profits in their businesses of over R38.1m since the start of our project. This money is used to feed, clothe and educate their families and has had the added benefit of stimulating other township businesses. We also see other significant changes in the womens’ behaviour and life styles - debt levels reduce, savings increase and living conditions improve. Since inception the key data is as follows.

We opened with 10 volunteers

We currently have over:

48

Staff

40

Volunteers

We now have

6 Branches

1100

Unemployed mothers have been trained

500

Women can be recruited per year

Our retail partners

account for over

40%

of our market share

R162

Million

Estimated cost of garments

2.7

Million

Garments received

80

Thousand

Garments collected every month

Debt levels reduced by

90%

after 2 years

R4100

Average monthly profit per woman

R38.1

Million

generated by women collectively in their businesses

Savings levels increase from average of

R385

to

R3300
R385

to

R3300

per person

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