Rhiza Babuyile is launching a Female Entrepreneurship Programme (FEP), Buzz 4 Eve for women entrepreneurs in townships on June 29, 2017 to increase their income, decrease vulnerability of entrepreneurs and their families as most women who depend financially on men are often abused or enter into prostitution, to increase financial and business knowledge, to increase pitching skills of entrepreneurs and to seed capital. Rhiza Babuyile is a Section 21 organization that helps develop township communities through holistic community development.
The organization’s Mmabatho Makotanyane says the human right situation they aim to address is particularly related to the vulnerability of township based South African women. “These women and in many cases their children are currently vulnerable to abuse because of their dependent economic status,” said Mmabatho. At the moment the ladies are depending on others to provide financially for them and their children.
“Through our experience in the communities of Orange Farm, Diepsloot and Thabong we know that young, often single moms, are because of their vulnerable position often exposed to multiple partners. As an example almost half of the pregnant women and young moms that visit our Mobile Clinic in Diepsloot are HIV positive as a result of this”.
Through Buzz 4 Eve Rhiza Babuyile aims to empower women from township communities throughEnterprise and Supplier Development. This project has four focus areas, business & finance training, business incubation, preferential procurement, access to funding and inspirational Friday.