‘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 1

Choosing her own path: Part 1

Freedom to say NO   Sibongile Mntungwa has lived the life of a rural woman and is now the director of an NPO that focusses on empowering girls and women. She’s also a savings group member and a firm believer in the benefits of the savings method.  ...
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...
Building families through saving

Building families through saving

SaveAct facilitates the formation of savings groups in communities, as a foundation for building sustainable livelihoods. We focus mostly on women and youth, with 92% of membership being women and 24% youth. This has also led to entire families joining SaveAct and...
Study confirms that SaveAct builds resilience

Study confirms that SaveAct builds resilience

In a country with a teetering level of poverty and unemployment, the findings of a recent independent study of savings group impact are very encouraging. The study, done by Khulisa Management Services, concluded that SaveAct’s method enables people to build resilience...