Cii Radio|Ayesha Ismail|11 May 2018| 24 Shabaan 1439
Do you have clothing causing clutter in your cupboard and don’t know what to do with it? Have you ever thought that those items of clothing could be a stepping stone for a business idea for a needy person?
Right about now I’m sure you’re wondering how…. Well through the SANZAF Micro Trader programme.
The SANZAF Micro trader’s programme is just one of the many initiatives the team at SANZAF’s various offices embark on.
With a concrete history of assistance to communities throughout South Africa and with a dedicated team spread in branches accross the country, SANZAF has been a beacon of hope to many.
Reinforcing the motto of ‘changing lives through development and relief’, SANZAF began the micro traders program 2 years ago, with just 5 individuals approaching SANZAF with a desperate need to create a small business to sustain them.
The team at SANZAF then brainstormed and came up with the idea of the Micro traders program. The aim was to start empowering the needy individuals and thus providing a way to generate some income for them and their families.
Alhumdulillah! The Micro Traders programme has grown over the years to supporting and selling to 35 individuals. By working with local schools, to date SANZAF has collected and distributed over 14 tons of clothing.
How does it work?
SANZAF charges the individual a small fee for the bag. Each bag weights 13kgs and consists of various clothing items received from donors. The small fee charged promotes dignity and gives the individual a sense of achievement in their lives, motivates them, boosts their confidence levels and gives them the feel of being a trader out in the real world.
Who qualifies for the program?
There is no specific criteria, those who do not have work and are willing to take the initiative and sell clothing can be part of the program
To know more about this particular campaign or if you would like to donate towards it call 011-834 6046 or to simply read up on SANZAF’s current community upliftment campaigns click here