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In 2006, Lillian Masebenza launched Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Networks, which adapts traditional community structures to create a trusted platform for income-generation for women and youth in South Africa. She provides business training, skills-development, and mentorship to groups that previously focused exclusively on saving for special occasions, fostering a new sense of entrepreneurship among the country’s most disadvantaged communities.

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Lillian featured on the Children’s Radio Foundation’s Woman’s Day Program

From a rural South African childhood, through family challenges to becoming a social entrepreneur and role model to many. Lillian Masebenza is a woman who celebrates her experience and shares her expertise. She also reminds us that South Africa’s freedom was nursed by a generation of women who stood united. She shares her story with the Radio Workshop in celebration of Women’s Day.

By Children’s Radio Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa – Go to the Radio Workshop: A woman’s journey