PROJECT - CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

We want to empower women with a business idea to implement it or to support existing businesses as needed. The options can be as follows:

  • By working closely with a local credit company (Piggy Fund), we provide direct, uncomplicated access to business investors and we also support people in the future with advice. A local start-up hub in Maun also creates a platform for potential entrepreneurs. We work closely with the local incubator hub and, after the workshop week in March 2020, will also be able to provide advice and support to specific entrepreneurs.
     

  • We help women resp. Your ventures to enter the European market. This can be through the use of the personal network of the members or through cooperation with women's organizations in Switzerland.
     So e.g. the initial project at the St. Gallen Holiday Fair "Unlimited".

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Deeply rooted in Botswana culture, the traditional African family structure is self-sufficient, with the young and old cared for by middle-aged individuals. It is no secret that HIV/AIDS has disrupted the continuity of such structures, as the disease primarily affects the middle-aged. Many families have lost their breadwinners, leaving behind old and young people with no real support.

Botswana serves as an incredible example for other countries, with a pension system for its citizens and monthly food baskets for the impoverished. Despite these efforts, social security within the country is still insufficient and the aid available does not always reach the intended target group. Many people in Maun have to walk long distances to get basic necessities, such as firewood to cook meals and heat water. This is impossible for many older people, leaving them unable to support themselves and making them dependent family members. They are unable to clean the house, do the laundry by hand, or fix the many leaks in the roof.