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Filmmaker Rebecca Hayden visits the townships

Filmmaker Rebecca Hayden explores some of the experiences and successes of microfinance clients in South Africa. These clients are small business owners, living in the poverty-stricken, segregated areas of South Africa. Small loans from locally-run microfinance institutions supported by The Townships Project, such as Tetla Financial Solutions, allow them to build their businesses and to …

World Cup Unifying South Africa

South Africa’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup has brought a great unifying vibe to the country. The feeling of hope there is incredible, despite 20 million subsisting on $2 a day or less. We are working to keep that spirit alive in the township communities around Cape Town by directly supporting Tetla Financial Solutions. …

MicroFranchising: A Powerful Tool in the Fight Against Poverty

The Townships Project is deepening its approach to poverty alleviation in South Africa by forging partnerships with others involved in poverty alleviation. This lecture, given by Martha Deacon at UNISA (University of South Africa) on March 26, 2010, sets out the elements of this approach which, we believe, makes microlending more effective.  It starts with …