South Africa | In action since 2011
To address accessibility to clean water in South Africa, our Enactus team at the University of Venda worked with local businesses to create a low-cost water filter that is hand made from pottery. The project helps to ensure people in the local rural community have access to clean drinking water, while also creating a source of income for women and the youth in the community.
Impact(s): 34 women empowered, 17 jobs created, $93,750 generated in sales revenue
What’s next: Introducing porcelain pottery to a larger market to increase its appeal to younger generations.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
Dr. M.A Legodi
Volunteer hours invested in project:
Our proudest moment of the past year:
Community involvement participating in the Enactus South Africa National Competitions.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
When we lost a high rate of members who dropped out of the team.
Team described in one word:
Joyleen found her place on her Enactus team when a family member, who already was involved, introduced her to it. Fast-forward three years: she now serves as team Project Leader. Her greatest accomplishment in that time: Being selected as a presenter for her team at the National Competition. “The biggest challenge is when an organized event in my project failed,” says Joyleen, a biokinetics major who plans to graduate in 2019. She says she hopes to learn more about other countries, as well as networking and developing relationships with businesses this year at Enactus World Cup.
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Kudzai has been involved with his Enactus team for three years and now serves as its Legal Advisor. “I am the incoming President and for the last three years. I have been compiling the team project reports for National Competitions,” says Kudzai, who is majoring in law and aims to graduate in 2019. Among his greatest successes with the team has been learning how to draw up a business plan. He spends his days working on one of the team’s six projects by fundraising or meeting with his team. While attending Enactus World Cup this year, he says he wants to network and learn new things from teams based at other universities.
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