SIKA SOMANDLA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Poverty in South Africa
According to SA STATS, 55.5% of South Africans are entrapped in poverty. That accounts to 30 million people in one of the mineral richest countries in the world.55.9% of the youth are not employed. 17 million people are reliant on government grants for survival.
How will we do it?
Resolving poverty is not about hand outs or continuously throwing money into a dark hole, it is about a strategy that brings lasting change. It is not about reducing the pain, it is about reviving the soul of man. It is not about fulfilling needs, it is about Human Development.
Seeing that the market is unable to create enough work for all, many of the poorest have taken to trading as Vendors in the street to survive.They sell anything from bananas and cabbages to jewelry, new and old clothing, shoes and toilet paper in an effort to survive. It is a brave and admirable venture, trying to make an honest living rather than engaging in crime.
Markets are dominated by supermarkets and chain stores with huge bargaining power, which can afford to sell at the lowest prices. This leaves very little bargaining power to the small trader and vendor that gain profits as little as 10%, while they lack the capital to avail large stock levels which could allow them an increased turnover. The type of products that they can afford is mostly of poor quality which are low in demand and with little profit potential. These factors are all restrictive to their income potential.
To assist them to improve their income, it is our objective to avail them with products that are in demand, of good quality and that will improve their profit margins. We have to bargain better prices to make them more competitive and capture a larger share of the market on their behalf. This require us to invest more capital to purchase larger quantities of better quality stock at lower prices on their behalf.
Buying bananas at R160 per box and selling it at R200. It may take a full day to sell one box of bananas.
Any possible service is delivered on the streets to create an income
The seed for a miracle lies not in difficulty, but in impossibility - Angus Buchan.
Please support us in our efforts to support the most vulnerable people in our society.
While we are waiting for a political acceptable solution, 30 million people are suffering.
Why not try something out of the ordinary?
Our challenges are numerous, our resources few, the chances of failure overwhelming, the concerns many and the scepticism understandable, all of which makes fertile ground for a much needed miracle, which God will only allow if we try. – Johan Geere
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