Women’s Month: Antjies Handmade Naturals

Women’s Month: Antjies Handmade Naturals

TMFโ€™s Grootbos Foundation Small Grants Facility has helped to empower some incredible women through their inspirational community based projects. In the 2017/18 funding cycle we supported one such woman, Nicolene Gericke, from Antjies Handmade Naturals. Nicolene had identified the need for seamstress training within the Stanford community and, through small grant funding, eight women were trained to use industrial sewing machines, and to make re-usable sanitary ware, which provided a new skill and built capacity within a community with limited job opportunities.
Nicolene was instrumental in providing mentorship to these women, supporting them with the development and marketing of their products. This initiative was linked to a TMF Whale Coast Conservation Small Grant project around market research for re-usable sanitary ware (which is helping to divert waste from our landfills).

Table Mountain Fund

Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary, The Table Mountain Fund is a capital Conservation Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape, known as the Fynbos.

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