Profit With Purpose (2) — sankalpa supported activity

Profit with Purpose

South Africa

Based within a rural South African community, Profit with Purpose is an incubator and skills hub that has been training individuals to achieve financial independence since 2016.

Trainees take an active role in building their products and customer base from the off. Starting with a focus on practical learning, people are supported until they have become competent product makers and business people. Once they have gained the ability to run a stand-alone business, with pre-agreed levels of turnover and profit, trainees are supported to take over all aspects and begin running their own independent business.

Supporting Profit with Purpose

With an interest in the hub's potential to produce results through work at a micro-level, sankalpa has supported the work of Profit with Purpose for a number of years. 

Initially we funded a feasibility study and subsequent set up of the incubation and skills hub. Following refinement of the hub, we funded the creation of the 'What Works Academy'. Today the academy's resources are readily available for use by people who wish to create, and improve, financial independence within their own local and rural communities.

In addition to the hub and academy, we have also supported some of the organisations that have developed through the hub such as Bwera Charity Project Uganda. Founded by Pedson Kasume, Bwera provides housing and meaningful activities for both orphans and vulnerable people in the west of Uganda.

We have three youth centres gathering a total of 150 young people who meet on weekends to socialise, train in football and netball, and annually participate in regional tournaments to enhance their talents. A few of them are in school whereas the majority are school dropouts who need to acquire a skill.

Pedson Kasume, Bwera Charity Project Uganda
Profit With Purpose (10) — sankalpa supported activity Supplies for the youth club, Bwera Charity Project Uganda

sankalpa has given us the opportunity to make a difference in this community by actively changing the lives of individuals and families.  The process has also produced concrete knowledge about what really makes social development and social enterprise projects work in South Africa.

Elizabeth Morris, profit with purpose

Profit with Purpose, today

sankalpa is currently supporting two of the hub's businesses; Goshin Corner and Bwera Charity Project Uganda. We have recently funded the feasibility and set up costs of Goshin Corner, an ice-cream business that hopes to bring some much-needed income into the area. We also fund staffing, support and equipment costs for Bwera, this input ensures the charity can continue providing excellent and well-needed support for those who need it.

Over the years Profit with Purpose has supported a number of micro businesses to become established and sustainable. Some of these business are shown below:

Profit With Purpose (4) — sankalpa supported activity ​With an ever expanding product line, Deserey now has over 100 bakery customers — individuals, local coffee shops and guesthouses. Deserey cites a growth in self confidence as one of her biggest achievements — ​a result of undertaking the hub programme. This confidence has enabled her to introduce herself to potential and current customers.
Profit With Purpose (3) — sankalpa supported activity In addition to receiving training to create her own skincare products, Chamone has also gained an understanding of how to make a profit from her project — ​learning how to do paperwork and marketing. Of her many achievements, Chamone has recorded that the programme has enabled her to overcome her fear of the reaction of others and has given her the confidence to develop her own brand.
Profit With Purpose (8) — sankalpa supported activity Learning how to use a sewing machine and cut patterns were the first steps for Samantha in starting her own business. Having the opportunity to express herself in front of people, coupled with learning about how to apply ethics to her workspace are just two of the points Samantha feels she has learnt through the programme.
Profit With Purpose (15) — sankalpa supported activity After learning how to use a pattern cutting machine, Denise has gained the skills and confidence to use social media and create aesthetic pop-up-shop displays. Support from the programme has enabled Denise to begin taking school uniform orders and grow a database of customers. Denise feels that the programme has given her the skills required to to come out of her comfort zone and lead her own business.
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