WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU SUDDENLY LOST YOUR JOB?
It's frighteningly easy to lose everything you've worked for – like Lindi, a single mother with two small children.
When the company she was working for closed down, she was suddenly out of a job. And with most other businesses in the area also cutting back on staff, she couldn't get another one.
As the weeks turned to months, Lindi fell behind with her rent and had to rely on neighbours to help out with food for her children.
In desperation, she came to Siyabonga Africa – and began to get her life back. She completed our Bread and Confectionary Baking Course and used her new skills to start baking from home. Her freshly baked bread was snapped up by members of the community and she now has a regular income that pays the bills and enables her to care for her children.
Last year, we trained over 1 000 people like Lindi in baking and food preparation, egg farming, vegetable gardening, computer literacy and life skills.
With unemployment at an all time high, we could easily train twice, or even three times this number ... if we only had the money.
Please will you contribute towards the cost of training. Cooking ingredients, baking trays, mixing bowls, scales and utensils all cost money, as do seeds, garden tools, computers, printers and consumables.
Your donation of R200, R500, R1000 or any amount starts another desperate person on the road to self sufficiency. Please, will you use the form below to give someone this life-changing hand up?
Be part of the solution to the problem of unemployment in South Africa, so that all South Africans may enjoy a better qauality of life.
Learning to bake delicious bread gave Lindi the key to starting her own business.