Flagship Projects establish
gardens in the communities that
enable members to consume and
sell organically grown produce.
- Network Initiative
Mhani Gingi's network members
learn business and marketing skills to
become social entrepreneurs, selling
crafts and goods at local markets.
- Social Responsibility
Mhani Gingi provides support to Early
Learning Centres in several
communities across Cape Town,
allowing parents to work while their
children develop communication,
literacy, and social skills. Read More...
Mhani Gingi – when translated into English – stands for a caring, industrious woman who is always looking for lasting solutions to social problems. Mhani Gingi is a non-profit organization that strives to provide innovative business solutions which are sustainable and profitable, and contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa.
The Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network was established in 2006 by founding director Lillian Masebenza. There are three main branches of this organisation: Network Initiatives, Social Responsibility, and The Flagship. Mhani Gingi has more than 250 children enrolled in early learning centres, 25 women working in community gardens, and over 500 network members who have successfully started their own businesses. Mhani Gingi does this by providing business training, skills development, and mentorship.
Mhani Gingi uses the Power of the Collective to maximize networking, and tailor-made integrated skills development training according to the collective strengths and skills of the members. The main focus is currently on the province of the Western Cape, specialising in the townships surrounding Cape Town.