We are so grateful that we could assist our partner, Worship Centre Church in Umbilo, to establish a sewing group training project, training unemployed women, and using clothing donated to CAST to generate an income. This church serves a broad community of refugees from African countries and seeks to help the women to become economically-empowered.
2020 was undoubtedly one of the most difficult and challenging years for CAST, our church partners, communities and country. Just 2 years ago, CAST celebrated 10 years of serving the communities. This celebration was themed Isipho Sembewu, meaning “the gift of the seed” in isiZulu. Throughout these 10 years, countless lives have been transformed through a renewed sense of hope for the future. It is by God’s grace that the mission of CAST lives on. On behalf of the [...]
37-year-old businesswoman from Skhawini in Northern KZN, Slindile Gwala, shares her story of how CAST’s Local Economic Development programme has helped her develop her baking business and strengthen her relationship with God. ‘’Before I joined CAST last year, I was not doing anything. I was not baking cakes, I was not making any hats, I didn’t have a qualification for skills. Basically, I did electrical training from level 1-4. I stayed home and applied for jobs but, [...]