Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2015 by  

I remember the moment when I decided to become an entrepreneur, it feels like it was just yesterday. What an incredible feeling and now when I look back I can easily tell that I was always meant to be an entrepreneur and the decision I made was the correct one. I’m not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to economics and politics, but I listen to the radio, I read the news and I do my best to stay abreast. Our country has unemployment problems and we need to address these problems with an attitude of the sooner the better.

Awethu Project

One of our partners told us about the Awethu Project. This is a fantastic company and their website sells their story best:

“Over the last six years we’ve grown from a R60K startup to a company with hundreds of millions of Rands to invest in our vision. We’ve incubated hundreds of entrepreneurs and positively impacted the lives of thousands of people. We’ve been recognised internationally by the Echoing Green Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, and locally by institutions such as Discovery, and the South African Government, and individuals such as Archbishop Tutu and Nku Nyembezi-Heita.”

Why: We’re using entrepreneurship to build the country we all want to live in…a fair country, in which every South African has the opportunity to realise their potential.

What: We’re the most innovative SMME investment company in South Africa…whether you’re a spaza shop owner or a Black Industrialist, we have a programme designed for you.

How: We flexibly combine ideas, people, and capital, to build the fast-growing SMMEs South Africa needs.

I think perhaps the best thing I can do is share their video, because this really paints a passionate picture of what the great minds at Awethu are doing:

Next week I’m going to go into some more details about how you go about getting funding, but if you can’t wait please do hop on over to their website and have a read.

A great company in South Africa, that with your support could really have a great impact on our unemployment rates!