Community based projects in Namibia, Empowering woman.

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Namibia

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  • Description

    Description

    A large percentage of new initiatives to uplift communities and individual entrepreneurs from poverty, fail in the very first year they launched. Many projects create false hope,as the projects continuously need financial support.

    Over time a study was done and a decision was made to run with projects that need very little capital input to keep it afloat(excluding the start-up funding and implementation cost)

    Plastic shopping bags is a worldwide pollution problem,yet totally ignored when it come to recycling. And the secret to all this lay in crochet work. Using plastic shopping bags as base material, anything from shopping bays, hats to decorations and even sleep rolls/mattresses can be produced from it. All one need is proper training, then a constant stream of used plastic shopping bags and a crochet hook. Even a crochet hook can be carved from a piece of wood.

    The very first group of woman(ten in total) was trained in 2016 but due to a lack of funding, the project stalled. But the homework and research went on. With a ever expanding social media network, the funding possibilities become bigger and better. Some of the other projects is also on the table ,ready for launch and that include bio-gas and stone mason work. Both need material that is in abundance in Namibia. Thus already make them good candidates for further development and implementation.

    For the short term, a solid foundation is needed where social media plays a important role. That in its own calls for marketing skills,specially in the social media environment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This create the opportunity to work closely with Namibians.

  • Help

    Help

    For now, we need quite urgent help/assistance to get the various programs out on our social media pages, that include new visual material, create some new videos and also doing research as to how social media can be used as a separate fund raising platform.

    A interesting project is in the making,around stone mason work, and if anybody from a stone mason background read this, please feel free to contact us. Also this might be of interest to post graduate civil Engineer or architect students or anybody trade related.(this is a long term project and we might have to arrange a official work visa also and we willing to carry the cost for the visa..

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/Afrikaans

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Share a house, with own room, but share bathroom, rest of house.Transport is available.

    Two doggies and they are house trained. Mention this for people that be allergic to animal hair/dust.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    1. For now the need is to upgrade some IT systems and work on the social media marketing plan for the future(This include some translation work,inclusive of English to Mandarine

    2. Developing crochet patterns.(Plastic recycling project)

    3. Luderitzbucht is rich in history and quiet beaches.

    4. Free access to internet

    5. Free transport in and around the area is available.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    max 5 hours, 5 days a week






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