10 August 2022
At Hlanganani, we care not only for our orphans but the guardians too. Understanding pretty well that people are faced with economic hardships and high rates of unemployment in the country. We noticed that most of our grannies are not employed; hence they struggle to provide the basics for their families. As a result, Hlanganani decided to empower them with an entrepreneurial skills training.
The first training was theoretical and included information on how they can start their own simple businesses, ideas on marketing their products, and how to save their profits. There was a turnout of eight grannies. We later gave them a practical training on how to make and sell cleaning chemicals. The products included: dish liquid, pine gel, bleach, and petroleum jelly.
The idea was to empower them with a skill that will help them start their own businesses, address the dependency syndrome, and also introduce them to a world of producers. It is indeed working thus far, as two of the grannies have already started doing business while others are still working on raising capital. They are all grateful that Hlanganani is indeed lending a hand to their families.