Social Enterprise

When ACAT was established in 1982, her approach to rural development was mainly through the promotion and formation of Savings Clubs. The purpose of these clubs was to encourage savings mainly for purchasing of farming inputs. However, in the late 90's AC ...

Classification CriteriaNot For Profit,Social Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Aims 2000 is a handcraft market that sources products for local and export buyers We specialise in marketing handmade items made from natural grasses, wood, clay and animal hides. Crafted by skilled men and women in the rural areas of Swaziland, these han ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Baobab Batik started in 1991 employing 10 Swazi women. The business has since grown and now employs 30 women who utilize their skills to produce beautiful art pieces with a technique named batik.

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Agriculture (Vegetable Farming): Basolile, a market garden enterprise that supplies local supermarkets and vegetable processing companies, is using USADF funding to purchase new farming equipment, establish an irrigation system and improve management capa ...

Classification CriteriaEnvironmental Goods or Services,Social Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland
Blue Financial Services

Blue Financial Services is a pan-African financial services group. Established in 2001, the Group has operations in 12 African countries and 220 branches. We offer responsible and innovative financial services to Africa's gainfully employed, yet under-ban ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:South Africa
Secondary Country/ Countries Where Active:Botswana,Kenya,Lesotho,Malawi,Namibia,Rwanda,Swaziland,Tanzania,Uganda,Zambia

Coral Stephens Handweaving began in 1949 in Piggs Peak. Specialising in hand-woven mohair, wool and silk home d├ęcor, curtains, carpets and blankets form their main range and although their market is mainly direct to South Africa and international decorato ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Endlotane Studios represents a number of creative activities, namely 'Phumalanga Swazihand' which is internationally renowned for its hand-woven mohair tapestries, shawls and domestic accessories. These are complimented by designer furnishings manufacture ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Eswatini Kitchen is a fair trade producer of natural gourmet food established in 1991 in Swaziland by Manzini Youth Care (MYC), a Salesian NGO supporting marginalized youth in the country. What started as a small project to generate funds for the MYC soci ...

Classification CriteriaEnvironmental Goods or Services,Fairtrade or Similar,Social Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Ethnic Bound is an African craft shop business which specialises in African artefacts, crafts and fabrics. Out of the fabrics they make imaginatively designed clothing, table linen, cushions, bed linen and curtaining. They collect special wooden craft fro ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Imvelo Eswatini is a fusion of passion and creativity, tradition and modernity, social commitment and love for Swaziland. Imvelo Eswatini was established in 2007 by Manzini Youth Care (MYC), a Salesian, Catholic NGO working with marginalized youth and the ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Kaya Craft markets Swazi products for export that are handmade or handcrafted in Swaziland. This includes colourful sisal baskets, hand-carved wooden bowls and handmade tapestries. Other products include woven bracelets, earrings, bead and seed necklaces ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Likhweti Kraft Locally Crafted Silver Jewellery Likhweti Kraft, located in the Peak Fine Craft Centre, is the third outlet of the locally based company, Tintsaba Crafts. For more than 15 years, Tintsaba has been committed to the rural women in the Norther ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Small business support

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Mantenga Craft Centre was founded in 1975 as a donor project to develop handicraft in Swaziland. Today the centre is the focal point and retail outlet for a number of projects that grew from this era. With sixteen different art and craft shops, as well as ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland
Manzini Youth Care (t/a Eswatini Swazi Kitchen)

Eswatini Kitchen is a fair trade producer of natural gourmet food established in 1991 in Swaziland by Manzini Youth Care (MYC), a Salesian NGO supporting marginalized youth in the country. Eswatini Kitchen produces an extensive range of natural sweet and ...

Classification CriteriaEnvironmental Goods or Services,Fairtrade or Similar,Social Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

Mtiya Threads is a social enterprise selling high quality hand embroidered products created by Swazi women in Litsemba, Simunye region, Swaziland.

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland
Mustard Seed Africa

We combine both the non-profit (for community empowerment) and profit (for sustainability) in our approach.   Mustard Seed Africa coordinates economic and social empowerment inititatives for women at the grassroots level. The tools we use include h ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

This is a rural craft centre incorporating craft shops and informal craftsmen or traders as well as a restaurant. The centre is relatively new and is expanding rapidly. Later in 2002 we will include a weaving factory as a major attraction. The centre is o ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland

At Rosecraft there are two accommodation units available: Rose Cottage and Weaver's Nest. Rose Cottage is a thatched cottage with two bedrooms (one double and two twin beds upstairs), shower, toilet and open plan lounge area as well as fully equipped ki ...

Classification CriteriaSocial Enterprise,Other Not Listed
Primary Country Where Active:Swaziland
Solar Cookers for Africa

Solar Cookers For Africa is specialises in supporting Solar Cooker and Fuel efficient Stove initiatives across Africa. We are in the process of building a Continental Wide Network. Goods are sold at very low prices or donated.

Classification CriteriaEnvironmental Goods or Services
Primary Country Where Active:South Africa
Secondary Country/ Countries Where Active:Angola,Botswana,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Kenya,Lesotho,Malawi,Mozambique,Namibia,Swaziland,Uganda,Zambia,Zimbabwe