Waitrose Foundation At Work

Skills Development and Support for Entrepreneurs create sustainable businesses

April 2023

Economic Empowerment is one of the Waitrose Foundation's Key Focus areas. We support our grower partners across Southern Africa to create opportunities for their worker communities through entrepreneurial and business education and training, to improve household income, buying power, and opportunities for self-fulfilment.

An example of how skills training and entrepreneurial education have very positive outcomes, with a sustainable business model, is at Groep 91 Uitvoer in the Letsitele region of the Limpopo Province. This family-owned citrus producer's Kaross Foundation is responsible for the comprehensive management of social development projects related to their businesses and its community. With regards to creative outlets, it has become designer and producer of world class hand embroidered textiles. An inspiring team of entrepreneurs in action!