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7 03, 2019

Saving Grace: Ali’s Story

2019-03-07T17:01:04+02:00Mar 7th, 2019|Business Development, CAST Kenya|

Young entrepreneur, Ali Adan from Kiamaiko in Nairobi, Kenya has found great success since completing the Business Courses offered by CAST in 2018. At just twenty years of age, he had already established his own butchery selling goat meat, earning up to 500 Kenyan Shillings (R62,50) a day, but admits that he would [...]

17 01, 2019

Leading the Way in Mathare, Kenya: Joyce’s Story

2019-01-17T16:01:10+02:00Jan 17th, 2019|Business Development, CAST Kenya|

38-year-old Joyce Alinda lives in the Mathare slum in Kenya and helps women to become financially stable by teaching them beadwork and business skills. When the Local Economic Development programme was introduced to a group of pastors in Huruma, Kenya in early 2018, Joyce, one of the pastors’ wives, jumped on board to [...]

8 10, 2018

Getting Down to Business: Lebohang’s Story

2018-10-08T12:55:21+02:00Oct 8th, 2018|Business Development, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Youth Development|

At just twenty-years-old, Lebohang Gaula is already a thriving businessman. It all began in August last year, when he spotted a CAST flyer at a local shop in KwaDabeka and jumped at the opportunity to join the business programme. Over the course of 3 months, he successfully completed the Business Experience Course [...]

13 08, 2018

Stronger Every Day: Octavia’s Story

2018-09-14T16:18:05+02:00Aug 13th, 2018|Business Development, Poverty Relief|

Last year, 48-year-old Octavia Mvundla’s life changed when she was diagnosed with Diabetes after attending CAST’s first round of health screenings in KwaDabeka during October. These were conducted to raise awareness about the disease among people in the communities. At the time of testing, her blood sugar level was dangerously high at 28 [...]

9 08, 2018

Empowering Women: Sidudla’s Story

2018-09-14T16:22:10+02:00Aug 9th, 2018|Business Development, Poverty Relief, Uncategorised|

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back [...]

1 12, 2017

Local Economic Development in Lamontville

2018-09-14T16:23:36+02:00Dec 1st, 2017|Business Development, Poverty Relief|

CAST recently hosted a Graduation Day for participants who successfully completed the Business Growth Course in Lamontville. Four of the ladies in this programme are part of a Sewing & Support Group launched this year at Lamontville Baptist Church, and spoke about how their lives have changed since joining CAST:   When/how did [...]

6 06, 2014

Ordinary Things – Educating the youth

2018-05-26T13:27:48+02:00Jun 6th, 2014|Business Development, Education, Youth Development|

Meet Lindsay, a business mentor to Lindiwe in Lamontville (from last week's story).  Lindsay is a mom from Westville; she has triplets in Matric.  She also works for her husband's business. After Bridgette, the founder of business forum, encouraged Lindsay to volunteer with CAST, Lindsay decided to become Paradigm Shift trainer in [...]

3 06, 2014

Hope Market

2018-08-30T13:28:33+02:00Jun 3rd, 2014|Business Development|

This past Saturday, some of our CAST business forum participants from KwaDabeka were able to sell their merchandise at Hope Market in Umhlanga. Hope Market is described as "a community development initiative that offers training and opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs, to generate income and learn from the experience of showcasing their skills, talents [...]

30 05, 2014

Lindiwe

2018-08-30T14:12:59+02:00May 30th, 2014|Business Development|

  It all started with some pamphlets.  A year ago Lee, CAST's Business Development Manager, was giving out pamphlets advertising the Lamontville business forum.  In Lamontville, Lee found a woman named Lindiwe selling food and asked her to hand out pamphlets to customers.  Lindiwe asked if she could come to the business forum too. [...]

16 05, 2014

Jupiter’s Hope

2018-08-30T16:25:36+02:00May 16th, 2014|Business Development, Education, The People|

  Five years ago, Jupiter and his family fled to South Africa from the Congo. In his home country, Jupiter had worked as a teacher. However, as a refugee in Durban, Jupiter struggled to find work in the area of his passion, education. At first, Jupiter was able to attend the University of [...]