Thanks to you, we can now help Njemile to set up her own clothing business. Read more
Thanks to you, we can now help Abikanile to set up her own chicken farm. Read more
Thanks to you, we can now help Chisomo to set up her own bakery. Read more
Thanks to you, we can now help Nombeko to set up her own fish farm. Read more
Thanks to you, we can now help Chimwemwe to set up her own honey farm. Read more
In late February 2012, we ran a unique live event on Southern Terrace. We were given space on a huge digital poster site. And we used it to invite shoppers to donate money - by texting the poster itself. When a text arrived, a shower of coins dropped into place, forming a picture of a woman in Africa; a woman we can now help to set up her own business. It's a live example of small change here creating big change in Africa. See the campaign portraits. See event video.
Unlike a lot of charities, we don't give money
to people who need it. We lend
it, in very small amounts,
to enable women in
sub-Saharan Africa to
set up their own small
businesses. We also
give them training,
support. This way,
they can become
self-sufficient - often
for the first time in their
lives. When they pay the
money back, we lend it again.
To other women, to set up their own
businesses. It's a completely virtuous circle, where a single
donation can end up helping lots of women. Find out more.