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We use our extensive rural footprint to partner with communities

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Africa! Ignite is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s leading rural development agencies. We use our extensive rural footprint to partner with communities, so that they can participate fairly in the economy and society, and make their voices heard. Our programmes help women and youths to earn a decent living; develop sustainable enterprises; learn usable skills; tell their stories; protect their health and environment; and improve their quality of life.

 

Africa! Ignite provides holistic support to about 1 000 crafters across KwaZulu-Natal’s impoverished heartland with its broken terrain, poor infrastructure, very high unemployment and high incidence of HIV/AIDS. The rural craft organisations are groups of mostly women, who organise together to produce craftwork and to access markets for their craft. The

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