NPO empowers young women

From left, Loretta Joseph , Melanie Clews , Cheryl Harper and Eldene Jones

A Kuils River non-profit organisation is fund-raising to run an empowerment project for young women.

Women’s Hope Education And Training (WHEAT) Trust, is a women-led organisation that supports other women-led organisations by offering small grants to women’s groups working in their communities.

Funding dependant, Wheat Trust provides grants worth R2 500 to
R35 000, which give the women’s projects a head start, helping them to earn a living for themselves.

Grants are issued over a three-month cycle, and each project is evaluated. They include: beading, early childhood development, sewing, catering, vegetable gardens, poultry farming and bakeries.

Wheat Trust has launched a new campaign, #Return Of The Giving, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

It calls on young and old to give back to those in their communities who are less fortunate than they are.

Wheat Trust executive director Loretta Joseph said people could also “invest” in the campaign by making a monthly pledge or hosting a fund-raiser.

“This campaign is not about making a profit; it is more about ensuring that we promote economic sustainable development for struggling women led projects that otherwise cannot access funding formally.” she said.

Call 021 762 6214, email or visi to find out more.