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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...

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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...

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Working your way up…again and again!

Working your way up…again and again!

Milan Vezi joined SaveAct in 2019. First interviewed in 2020 as part of the introduction of the WAYSE project, she has come a very long way in the success of her business. Let’s start from the beginning! As Ms Vezi was unemployed, she thought the best way for her to...

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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...

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From this business to that

From this business to that

Two years later, Gcobani Qhina is still thinking about how to thank his sister for encouraging him to join SaveAct. Mr Qhina joined his savings group in 2021, and has since started his most successful business, while expanding his already established enterprises by...

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The tuck shop: A crucial start-up

The tuck shop: A crucial start-up

Savings groups members are well known for using share-outs and loans to build their homes and start business, chief among them being tuck shops. Also known as ‘spaza shops’, these stores have proved to be quite a lucrative business venture for a lot of our members....

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A couple of business owners

A couple of business owners

Khethiwe and Zakhele Sthomo from Ntabamhlophe are not only proud parents, they are also successful entrepreneurs. The family joined SaveAct in 2018, when Mrs Khethiwe Sthomo was working on her dream of becoming a full-time fashion designer. At that stage of her life,...

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1, 2, 3….PLANT!

1, 2, 3….PLANT!

Savings group members and SaveAct staff recently received training in plant nursery development.  The 24 members and five staff were trained by WAYSE partner, Siyazisiza Trust (ST, ) at their farm in Mtunzini, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The training covered topics ranging from...

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Reinvention has no limit or age

Reinvention has no limit or age

Buyelani Jiyane is a formidable woman, and proof that reinvention has no age! Mrs Jiyane, who lives in Msinga, currently runs three successful business, with a new one budding; and her fifth one having been bequeathed to her son. Mrs Jiyane joined SaveAct in 2018 and...

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Driven by purpose

Driven by purpose

Savings groups are a powerful tool for individuals to improve their lives. Now, in the village of Mehloloaneng, Matatiele, a savings group has gone a step further, and is aiding the upliftment of their community. The group, started in 2016, was inspired by the ABCD...

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Preparing for lift off with Spring Impact

Preparing for lift off with Spring Impact

Spring Impact declares on its website that it was “founded out of frustration”. While working with weaving projects in Ghana and India, founder Dan Berelowitz realised that many were making the same operational mistakes, rather than learning from what works and...

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Happy fowls means happy farmers

Happy fowls means happy farmers

The humble chicken could become a game-changer for SaveAct farmers, if principles shared in a recent training course become the norm. The specialist training in poultry management, done over four days by WAYSE partner Siyazisiza Trust (ST), focused on the business of...

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