BAKERY

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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BAKERY

 

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders, we as an implementation partner-assisted to create sustainable growth in the community’s food security. This is being done through food gardens projects and Bakeries which caters directly for the needs of the hungry, while also generating income with which to improve families’ standards of living. In parallel, running an enterprise development project with the same goal-directed at youth – creating young entrepreneurs to aid in alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

The Cooperative was born out of the DO MORE FOUNDATION’s Street Business School in 2019. Using funds provided by a local corporate via the DO MORE FOUNDATION, they set up an industrial bakery that was soon supplying baked goods to a local petrol station, tuck shops, 37 ECD centres and the general public. Before the lockdown, the bakery was achieving average weekly sales of R5 000 and paying all its own overhead and running expenses, including renting premises. The business has since taken off with great speed, producing a range of items. It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

As of January 2021, the Bakery Co-Operative was officially converted to a Pty Ltd. It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

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FARMING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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FARMING

 

Strategic partnerships underpin our work to bridge the gaps between research, farmers, markets, and a supportive, enabling environment. The sustainability of our impact depends on effective partnerships. We work very closely with communities, and all local stakeholders while partnering with large and small farmers to design and implement a wide variety of innovative products, development projects, and initiatives. This leads to not only an increase in capacity but new markets through training and convening to support sustainable food systems.

Thanks to The Do More Foundation and to all our strategic partners who support these many local farmers. Please make sure to follow The Do More Foundation and Niya Consulting on all social platforms and see how you can #DOMORE.

Shout-out to Mkhize Vusumuzi Sydney, a local farmer whom we support. This is his farm and his story. Watch the video and see how he DOes MORE as a local farmer.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders, we as an implementation partner assist to create sustainable growth within the community’s food security. This is being done through a food gardens project and develop small-scale vegetable farmers, boost food security and improving people's lives. In parallel, running an enterprise development project with the same goal-directed at youth – creating more young entrepreneurs to aid in alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

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SEWING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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SEWING

 

Owethu Umqhele Cooperative Sewing Initiative was born out of The Do More Foundation’s Street Business School in 2019. Owethu Umqhele Cooperative Sewing Initiative was originally made up of a diverse group of 13 youth from Hammarsdale, most of them previously unemployed. Eleven women and two men were recruited from the E Deaf. They were assisted in registering as a cooperative in order to access formal markets and other business opportunities and were provided a start-up grant through The Do More Foundation which they used to fund 10 industrial sewing machines, training, storage equipment and rental subsidy until December 2019.

​The business has since taken off with great speed, producing a new range of handcrafted items including the iconic DoMoreBags, which are made using repurposed branding material and sold via The Do More Foundation’s online shop and our own staff shops. To-date the cooperative has supplied bags to a chain of curio shops in China, provided bags for local and overseas conferences and created 2 000 pencil case bags for RCL FOODS.

As of January 2021, the Co-Operative was officially converted to a Pty Ltd.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

Community is important no matter where you live. Training, mentoring and skills development are an important component of working with the community. When people have skills, they are more likely to create work, which provides an income, and enables households to deal with poverty.

We aim to recruit from respective communities and previously disadvantaged backgrounds and started with basic or no sewing skills, or business experience. We monitor, evaluate and mentor the beneficiaries from the start and see them blossom into professionals. Our aim is for our beneficiaries to become business entrepreneurs, running their own show, making their own decisions and enjoying their successes, coupled with the option to be absorbed and employed after with a number of partners locally.

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SOAP MAKING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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SOAP MAKING

 

We have embarked on providing African woman with the skills necessary to make natural cosmetic products including soap bars, bath bombs, bath salts and body scrubs. The aim is to equip them with the skills to make and sell their own bath and body products. The products proposed are natural and eco-friendly, thereby adding a further selling point in order to stand out in the handmade cosmetics market.

The products proposed in our course have been formulated to be authentically South African, thereby adding a uniquely local brand identity, which would serve well being sold to foreign tourists typically staying in and around hotels. Indigenous ingredients like rooibos, naartjie, moringa and eucalyptus have been chosen as the focal ingredients since they are less common internationally.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

Niya Consulting will be providing the South African Youth with an opportunity to embark on a 12-month SETA Accredited Learnership Programme, by receiving theoretical knowledge through instructor-led online and classroom-based training sessions, combined with practical experience whilst learning to make and operate a soap making business. To empower black women and youth, build a sustainable business, and to ultimately create more permanent jobs.

This can be either a CSI or Enterprise Development initiative aimed at:

  • Empowering black women,
  • Creating permanent jobs, and
  • Perfecting a sustainable model for providing a sustainable business.
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GLASS MAKING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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GLASS MAKING

 

We are proud to also be able to provide the South African Youth with an opportunity to embark on a 12-month SETA Accredited Learnership Programme, by receiving theoretical knowledge through instructor-led online and classroom-based training sessions, combined with practical experience whilst learning to make and operate a glass making business.

With the unemployment rate being so high and jobs being few and far between, the only real way to revitalise the market and more specifically the communities is to not only educate but empower them, with skills and practical knowledge to generate their own income and sustain it.

By the end of the practical 7-day course, would have learnt how to cut and make the following products:

  • Beer glasses
  • Wine bottles
  • Sanding and finishing
  • Packaging
  • How to sell and market and sell the products

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

With the unemployment rate being so high and jobs being few and far between, the only real way to revitalise the market and more specifically the communities is to not only educate but empower them, with skills and practical knowledge to generate their own income and sustain it.

This can be either a CSI or Enterprise Development initiative aimed at:

  • Empowering black males and youth
  • Creating permanent jobs
  • Perfecting a sustainable model for providing a sustainable business
  • Uplift the community
  • Brand Image from both recycling and end product perspective
  • Recycling glass reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars. Using glass for recycling means there are fewer glass objects lying around in the landfill or bin
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BAKERY

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

do-more-icon

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders, we as an implementation partner-assisted to create sustainable growth in the community’s food security. This is being done through food gardens projects and Bakeries which caters directly for the needs of the hungry, while also generating income with which to improve families’ standards of living. In parallel, running an enterprise development project with the same goal-directed at youth – creating young entrepreneurs to aid in alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

The Cooperative was born out of the DO MORE FOUNDATION’s Street Business School in 2019. Using funds provided by a local corporate via the DO MORE FOUNDATION, they set up an industrial bakery that was soon supplying baked goods to a local petrol station, tuck shops, 37 ECD centres and the general public. Before the lockdown, the bakery was achieving average weekly sales of R5 000 and paying all its own overhead and running expenses, including renting premises. The business has since taken off with great speed, producing a range of items. It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

As of January 2021, the Bakery Co-Operative was officially converted to a Pty Ltd. It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

It is not only to promote food security but to build on it; diversifying livelihoods and increasing economic stability. This two-tier approach allows communities to become more resilient and cope with the changing climate and droughts.

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FARMING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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Strategic partnerships underpin our work to bridge the gaps between research, farmers, markets, and a supportive, enabling environment. The sustainability of our impact depends on effective partnerships. We work very closely with communities, and all local stakeholders while partnering with large and small farmers to design and implement a wide variety of innovative products, development projects, and initiatives. This leads to not only an increase in capacity but new markets through training and convening to support sustainable food systems.

Thanks to The Do More Foundation and to all our strategic partners who support these many local farmers. Please make sure to follow The Do More Foundation and Niya Consulting on all social platforms and see how you can #DOMORE.

Shout-out to Mkhize Vusumuzi Sydney, a local farmer whom we support. This is his farm and his story. Watch the video and see how he DOes MORE as a local farmer.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

In collaboration with public and private stakeholders, we as an implementation partner assist to create sustainable growth within the community’s food security. This is being done through a food gardens project and develop small-scale vegetable farmers, boost food security and improving people's lives. In parallel, running an enterprise development project with the same goal-directed at youth – creating more young entrepreneurs to aid in alleviating hunger and restoring hope.

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SEWING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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Owethu Umqhele Cooperative Sewing Initiative was born out of The Do More Foundation’s Street Business School in 2019. Owethu Umqhele Cooperative Sewing Initiative was originally made up of a diverse group of 13 youth from Hammarsdale, most of them previously unemployed. Eleven women and two men were recruited from the E Deaf. They were assisted in registering as a cooperative in order to access formal markets and other business opportunities and were provided a start-up grant through The Do More Foundation which they used to fund 10 industrial sewing machines, training, storage equipment and rental subsidy until December 2019.

​The business has since taken off with great speed, producing a new range of handcrafted items including the iconic DoMoreBags, which are made using repurposed branding material and sold via The Do More Foundation’s online shop and our own staff shops. To-date the cooperative has supplied bags to a chain of curio shops in China, provided bags for local and overseas conferences and created 2 000 pencil case bags for RCL FOODS.

As of January 2021, the Co-Operative was officially converted to a Pty Ltd.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

Community is important no matter where you live. Training, mentoring and skills development are an important component of working with the community. When people have skills, they are more likely to create work, which provides an income, and enables households to deal with poverty.

We aim to recruit from respective communities and previously disadvantaged backgrounds and started with basic or no sewing skills, or business experience. We monitor, evaluate and mentor the beneficiaries from the start and see them blossom into professionals. Our aim is for our beneficiaries to become business entrepreneurs, running their own show, making their own decisions and enjoying their successes, coupled with the option to be absorbed and employed after with a number of partners locally.

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SOAP MAKING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

do-more-icon

We have embarked on providing African woman with the skills necessary to make natural cosmetic products including soap bars, bath bombs, bath salts and body scrubs. The aim is to equip them with the skills to make and sell their own bath and body products. The products proposed are natural and eco-friendly, thereby adding a further selling point in order to stand out in the handmade cosmetics market.

The products proposed in our course have been formulated to be authentically South African, thereby adding a uniquely local brand identity, which would serve well being sold to foreign tourists typically staying in and around hotels. Indigenous ingredients like rooibos, naartjie, moringa and eucalyptus have been chosen as the focal ingredients since they are less common internationally.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

Niya Consulting will be providing the South African Youth with an opportunity to embark on a 12-month SETA Accredited Learnership Programme, by receiving theoretical knowledge through instructor-led online and classroom-based training sessions, combined with practical experience whilst learning to make and operate a soap making business. To empower black women and youth, build a sustainable business, and to ultimately create more permanent jobs.

This can be either a CSI or Enterprise Development initiative aimed at:

  • Empowering black women,
  • Creating permanent jobs, and
  • Perfecting a sustainable model for providing a sustainable business.
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GLASS MAKING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

do-more-icon

We are proud to also be able to provide the South African Youth with an opportunity to embark on a 12-month SETA Accredited Learnership Programme, by receiving theoretical knowledge through instructor-led online and classroom-based training sessions, combined with practical experience whilst learning to make and operate a glass making business.

With the unemployment rate being so high and jobs being few and far between, the only real way to revitalise the market and more specifically the communities is to not only educate but empower them, with skills and practical knowledge to generate their own income and sustain it.

By the end of the practical 7-day course, would have learnt how to cut and make the following products:

  • Beer glasses
  • Wine bottles
  • Sanding and finishing
  • Packaging
  • How to sell and market and sell the products

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

With the unemployment rate being so high and jobs being few and far between, the only real way to revitalise the market and more specifically the communities is to not only educate but empower them, with skills and practical knowledge to generate their own income and sustain it.

This can be either a CSI or Enterprise Development initiative aimed at:

  • Empowering black males and youth
  • Creating permanent jobs
  • Perfecting a sustainable model for providing a sustainable business
  • Uplift the community
  • Brand Image from both recycling and end product perspective
  • Recycling glass reduces the space in landfills that would otherwise be taken up by used bottles and jars. Using glass for recycling means there are fewer glass objects lying around in the landfill or bin