Here’s to being free!

Here’s to being free!

When Lindelwa Ndwalane joined SaveAct in 2021 she was in dire straits. “It was really bad. I was in debt. Actually, I was in liquidation,” she says. “It was an ugly time because I had no sense of needing to save or budget or anything like that. I didn’t have a plan....
‘You educate a woman, you educate a generation’

‘You educate a woman, you educate a generation’

After losing her job in Johannesburg in 2019, Themi Mzindle came back home and challenged herself to start doing something new. She planted two rows of cabbages in her garden. She sold the 20 cabbages to neighbours and this encouraged her to grow other vegetables....
Business skills boost tuckshop profits

Business skills boost tuckshop profits

Prudence Mgasheni joined SaveAct in 2019. At the time, she already had a tuckshop, and she started another at the beginning of 2023, using her share-out from 2022 to build and stock it. Her journey as a businessperson has had its ups and downs and she has learned that...
Choosing her own path: Part 2

Choosing her own path: Part 2

Financial freedom   In part one of this story about Sibongile Mntungwa, she described the constraints of growing up and being a women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, where abduction for marriage still happens. She too was abducted but managed to escape. Twenty five years...
The young teaching the younger

The young teaching the younger

Athi Bhungalipheli, 32, started saving with SaveAct in 2017. From that day on, she has done nothing but soar, and teach the youth within her community how to do the same. She used her first share-out to buy egg-laying chickens; with the next, she was able to get a tap...