ANGELFUND APPEAL FOR RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

ANGELFUND APPEAL FOR RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Campaign by  Angels Resource Centres, Cape Town, South Africa
$788.5 (18 donors)
0%
Goal is $300,000
0 Complete (success)

About this campaign

The massive and desperate need in the rural communities of our country is overwhelming. Daily we receive messages from entrepreneurs in our care circles, to support them. It was devastating to see their motivation crushed during the CV-19 lockdown, when many of their informal businesses closed down or took severe losses. The situation has reached desperate levels, especially in the Northern Cape province, where our most vulnerable entrepreneurs reside. The informal farmers in our groups, already living in survivalist circumstances prior to the pandemic, have a daily struggle to ensure food security for their families and communities and for the survival of their small food gardens and what little livestock they manage to keep.

As Angels, we are determined to continue serving the communities in our care. But we need your help. We are on many platforms, urging clients to continue supporting these vulnerable entrepreneurs in the rural communities. Not being able to generate income has a massive impact in a community - on average one entrepreneur can support between 3 and 8 people.

Use of Funds

The funds raised on this platform are applied towards income generating assets for the entrepreneurs, skills transfer, food security, health & hygiene support, data and airtime needs, payment of expenses such as rent, wages and other commitments which, in time and with your help, will be paid through their own business income once they reach sustainability. We do what it takes, as we have been doing for our rural communities for many years. To be able to continue, we ourselves need to have the strength and the means. Our non-profit organisation runs on a lean team of 18 staff across provinces, working daily to support our beneficiaries and their families. A small percentage of the funds are directed to our own expenses to enable the implementations and support.

The unemployment rate in our country is reaching desperate levels and to help cushion the impact, it is critical for us to ensure that we have entrepreneurs that stay in business.