Microbusiness programme

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The CTG value cycle addresses eradication of poverty, inclusion and environmental impact.  The current South African unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 94-99%, while many remain critically dependent on their parents, particularly their mothers, who are often forced to remain at home to provide care, hindering the family’s opportunities and potential to find pathways out of poverty.  CTG therefor focusses on micro-business development for mothers of children with disabilities (and other women from disadvantaged backgrounds) and job creation for people with disabilities by using post-consumer textile waste as the major resource, diverting hundreds of tons from landfill.

Critical to address the social challenges of unemployment and poverty of mothers of children with disabilities, females with disabilities and other previously disadvantaged females are provided sustainable economic opportunities. The CTG eco-system provides access to economic opportunities through micro-business development utilising second-hand clothing (and other textile waste) and creating jobs in the fashion industry and circular economy. This includes continuous training and mentorship by an occupational therapist and other professionals. In turn, the environmental challenge of post-consumer textile waste ending up in landfill is addressed. The CTG value-cycle helps alleviate poverty, create inclusive opportunities and cares for the environment.

The CTG approach is best described in The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business (Umair Haque, 2011). “Where we are shifting from value chain to value conversation, when resources are utilized by renewing them instead of by exploiting them”. We enjoy moving from traditional value propositions to mutual value, creating conversations with all participants/stakeholders. CTG has shifted from strategies to philosophies, when to become more competitive over the long term in spite of just blocking competition temporarily. CTG spends no energy on protecting its position but rather finds new ways to complete the ecosystem (i.e. the market-place), to create new arenas of completion (i.e. of closing the loop on the green economy) instead of just dominating existing positions.  CTG focuses its energy on contribution, rather than competition and strongly on collaboration partners and which is guided by the European Union waste hierarchy for textile to ensure that clothes, shoes and retail apparel are recycled responsibly, diverting 99.9% of product from landfill and incineration

the Microbusiness programme supports the upliftment of vulnerable women and youth (including those living with disabilities), fosters job creation and supports pathways out of poverty.

This programme looks to create positive and long-lasting socio-economic impact and build enterprising communities, with a particular focus on empowering women.

Today, the Micro-business programme empowers 108 women (56 of whom have children living with disability) to become successful entrepreneurs in their own communities by selling recycled, preloved clothes. [KB1] 

The programme is largely supported by H&M in-store garment collecting, as well as school and business recycling programmes across the country.

[KB1]Somewhere in this section, could we possibly invite mothers to participate?

Or we have, ‘you can do this too, it is possible’ type phrasing  


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