Saturday, August 30, 2008

City grants R200 000 to Money for Jam project

By Mikhaila Crowie
30 August 2008

The City of Cape Town has approved a R200 000 grant for an innovative job creation scheme in the Du Noon Informal Settlement

The project, dubbed “Money for Jam, is a result of a feeding scheme, currently underway in the community. A foundation encouraged a group of retired women to make bottled jam from leftover fruit.

The foundation received a surplus of high quality fruit, resulting in a need to find a way to use the fruit as quickly as possible.

The brainwave proved to be a huge success and the retired women found themselves with more orders.

Apart from the huge cash injection, the City of Cape Town will make professionals from its Economic and Social Development Department available, in order to provide assistance and advice where required.


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