Self Help Groups

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This is the first level of the programme, and focuses on unlocking opportunities. Small groups of 10-20 women meet in the familiarity and security of each other’s homes. Zimele staff members assist with defining each woman’s individual strengths and goals, and then guide them towards establishing their own business. Zimele acts as a facilitator between the various independent producers (crafters, farmers etc) and local, regional and international markets. Zimele also identifies current trends that may affect the businesses such as demand for organic and naturally-grown fresh produce and specific craft items. Read more…

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