Turqle Trading is committed to creating jobs in a country with astounding rates of unemployment: 60% of black women in South Africa and half of the nation's youth are unable to find jobs. This means many families lack sufficient income to provide themselves with food, shelter, and education for their children. Not only does Turqle Trading provide employment for nearly 500 South Africans, but it encourages them to develop their skills and knowledge through various educational classes such as health care and personal budgeting. These classes enable the employees to better plan for the future of their families and to prepare for unexpected expenses.
Nobunto Nobunto is a South African Fair Trade company that creates high quality hand-painted candles, ceramics and handcrafted greeting cards with the utmost attention to detail using mainly African inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.