Access To Market Using Technology

JTG Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp

JTG 2021/2022 Bootcamp

The JTG women entrepreneur Bootcamp will take place on the 1s quarter.  

Theme: Access to market using technology post-COVID-19

Sharpening women digital skills

 “Enhancing Income growth among Small and Micro Women Entrepreneurs through technology”

 

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is the only initiative by the Northern Cape Government, that has been instrumental in the promotion of women’s economic empowerment. 

MRKTTF provides accessible, affordable credit, grants, and non-financial support services. We assist in starting and expanding businesses for sustainable livelihood.

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and we now look ahead to the serious work of rebooting our communities and our economies for a better, more sustainable, and equitable post-pandemic world.  

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp 2021, will be held under the theme “Access to market using technology post-COVID-19.”  

Access To Market Using Technology

Post Covid-19, digital technology has become a lifeline for millions around the world, and a critical tool to cope with the crisis and its aftermath. It is now or never; Women Entrepreneurs need to be digitally empowered. Today technology is a core part of everyday life. 

Almost every day we use smartphones, tablets, and computers to search for information, navigate to new places, pay bills and connect with our family and friends. The number of digital tools at our disposal is endless, however, many women are still struggling digitally. Smartphones offer a range of new ways to communicate, network, and learn. If women don’t know how to utilize digital tools, their businesses will suffer. It is therefore important to build capacities through skills training and complement that with digital equipment.

 

Objectives of the JTG women entrepreneur Bootcamp 

  • ICT interventions that are directed at economically empowering women capitalize on the potential of these technologies as knowledge and networking tools for women as producers and distributors of goods and services. 
  • To connect women to new and wider markets, broaden their social networks and provide them with information that opens up important economic opportunities.
  • Provide required training and mentoring in digital space;
  •  Provide digital tools to beneficiaries of the Bootcamp

Request for Partnerships / Sponsorships JTG women entrepreneur Bootcamp 

We don’t only want the women entrepreneurs capacitated, but we want them to have resources with relevant Information Communication Technology package which includes software program laptop, WI-FI router, Smartphone, Printer, etc.

We look forward to this partnership which will allow us to facilitate and create a wide-ranging positive economic and social impact in the form of job creation, skills development, and investment in Women’s Small businesses.

Apply to be part of the JTG 2021/2022 Bootcamp

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Sumeya General Trading Business Card

First Business Launch

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is doing its first business launch.

We are too excited! The countdown has started!

The business that we are launching is in Colesberg, Pixley Ka Seme District

Sumeya General Trading (Pty) Ltd is a roof sheet manufacturing business, i.e.; corrugated iron and IBR. Sumeya is one of the only 2 businesses found in the Northern Cape that manufacture roof sheets. The other roof manufacturing business is in the Namakwa District. This opportunity presents wonderful returns as the market is wide open for another player.

Franchises for building materials and other private retailers are currently procuring these goods from outside the province. This spikes up the pricing and, to some extent, causes delays when supply is lacking, especially during times when there are some unforeseen circumstances like a hard lockdown and the recent unrest experienced.

Sumeya General Trading Business Card

Sumeya General Trading secured funding from the NC economic development department and managed to buy the production machine. SEDA managed to acquire an QMS for the enterprise and have continually been giving non-financial support to the business such as developing a business plan. Together with SEDA, Pixley Ka Seme District came on-board by helping to refine the business plan particularly looking at the financial plan of the concept and gave it a bankable sense and also continues to give necessary support where needed.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund has supported a lot of businesses financially and non-financially. The question that will come is, why is Sumeya General Trading the first business we are launching?
Sumeya is one of the businesses that didn’t just wait for handouts. What is encouraging is that the business also invested over half a million rand to cover the shortfall and secure a rental space.

To us, this shows the character of one who truly believes in the success of their business and is not afraid to take calculated risk.

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is a developmental institution that offers non-financial and financial services. We come to your business, assess it, and help your business to be sustainable. When there is a need for financial support and your business is fund-ready, financial assistance is then made available. In some instances, such as this one, the funding required is beyond our threshold. This is where we engage all relevant stakeholders and partners, combine resources in order to succeed at developing the business. This is handled as a project which we then lead from start to finish. 

This project presents opportunity to become a skills development training centre and employment opportunities for the people of PKS. The business is labour intensive therefore, there will be a need for few locals to be absorbed either permanently or temporarily especially where big orders come flooding in.

Directors are skilled in the manufacturing environment as well as the finance industry, respectively. This gives an assurance that the key components of the business are in good hands as experience is most relevant to the project at hand.

MRKTTF 1st Business Launch

Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund aspires to serve our people and better their lives through enterprise development.

Supporting and promoting women’s entrepreneurship in the Northern Cape is what Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is all about.

Thank you for your support

Northern Cape
Pixley Ka Seme District
5000byAug

5000 By 31 August 2021 – Outreach Program

5000 By 31 August 2021 – Outreach Program

Do you own a business?
Are you a woman situated in the Northern Cape?

Then Mme Re Ka Thusa Trust Fund is looking for you!

In this month of August as we celebrate woman’s month Mme Re Ka Thusa is looking for 5000 women-owned businesses to add to their database.

We will be having an outreach program in all the districts to understand the problems that you face as a women entrepreneur

Mme Re Ka Thusa will then connect you and aline you with stakeholders and businesses that will assist you with financial and non-financial support.

Don’t miss out on being part of the 5000 women in our database by 31 August 2021.

Frances Baard District 02 Aug – 06 Aug 2021
John Taolo Gaetsewe District 09 Aug – 13 Aug 2021
ZF Mqcawu District 16 Aug – 20 Aug 2021
Namakwa District 23 Aug – 27 Aug 2021
Pixley Ka Seme District 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2021

Did you miss us? Or you are not available when we do a pop-up in your district no problem. Click the link to answer a short survey and add your business to our database => https://forms.gle/qbPKfjizn2Siv22J7

Mmê Re Ka Thusa Trust – Supporting and Promoting Women Entrepreneurship