We had an amazing day with our partner Church leaders from Melitha Baptist Church, Lamontville together mapping the journey ahead to become a truly empowered church and transformed community.
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 KwaDabeka and Lamontville. Because of her experience as a trainer in a bank, this was a great way to volunteer. However, when Lindsay was asked [...]
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. Back in 1990, Lindiwe moved to Durban from the Eastern Cape to work in her aunt's shop. She left everything behind, including friends and family. [...]
The electricity in the township is out again. The residents cannot cook food for themselves or for their families and the nearest store is a decent walk away. Besides, walking in the dark of the night is never the safest option for anybody. Nokuthula Ngcopo was tired of seeing this incident happen over and over again. This was a community she was born into and had grown up to love and so she came up with a business [...]
Imagine getting a group of teenagers excited about having to pick up litter in their community for an entire afternoon. Schools and parents have been trying for years to make kids litter-conscious and, most of the time, their efforts are in vain. But, CAST’s area coordinator in Lamontville decided that he was going to tackle this task and rally up the troops from the Lamontville Baptist youth group to clean up an area of the community. “I wanted [...]