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The Waitrose Foundation
The Waitrose Foundation in South Africa was established in 2005, with the aim of improving the lives of farm workers and their families in the communities that supply fruit to the Waitrose Supermarket in the UK. This is in line with the South African Government’s aspirations for Black Economic Empowerment.
Now in its seventh year, the Waitrose Foundation has funded and overseen 357 projects to date. It has benefitted as many as 50 500 farm workers, their spouses and children in the respective farming communities.
The Foundation is a Partnership between Waitrose and its supply partners, where we all return a percentage of our profits from the sale of fruit and wine to the farm workers who grow it.
Back from left to right: Hilda Links, Anita Best, Raymond Engelbrecht
and Anel van Schalkwyk
Front: Kobus Visagie