Are any funds given directly to the women in the program?
No, in order to ensure that the program funding goes directly where we say it will, to sustainably improve the life of a vulnerable women, Lesedi la Batho is responsible for managing the finances and paying the service providers who make this program possible directly.
What happens after a woman has completed her 3 month program?
After graduation, each woman is connected to our Job Placement department, which actively works to assist unemployed community members secure permanent employment, start a small business or join an existing co-operative. Our team helps beneficiaries to compile or update their CV's, build profiles on online job search engines, prepare for interviews and search for available opportunities.
How are women recruited for the Ikemele sponsorship program?
Through our various outreach initiatives, we work closely with many vulnerable women from all backgrounds in the Mabopane community. They are are invited to join the Ikemele program to improve the outlook of their lives, screened and asked to fill out a simple application form. We believe that part of empowering people is giving them the option to make their own decisions; no person is forced to make use of our services.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Lesedi la Batho is a registered Section 18a NGO organisation, meaning that we can offer South African citizens a tax-deductible receipt for your donation. For local corporations, please note that we are a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor. Please feel free to reach out to us to request any of these documents.
Does my donation go directly towards enabling the program?
A small percentage (15%) of your donation helps us to cover administrative overheads, fundraising, marketing, and payment processing fees that our organisation cannot avoid - 85% of your donation goes directly towards program costs and providing the resources vulnerable women need to become independent.