OUR PROGRAMMES

WDBTrust’s programmes are aimed at making poverty history in various ways and tackling communities. The Zenzele Development programme aims at tackling the basics, so that women have access to basic services and are able to help themselves. The Siyakhula Microfinance Services Programme provides financial services to poor borrowers and assists with income-generating activities and the Development Training Academy serves the communities by upgrading skills and giving our clients the tools to design their own future.

 

WDB Programme - Siyakhula Microfinance Institute

Siyakhula Microfinance Institution

Microfinance  is the provision of a range of high quality financial services and other products to poor borrowers on a sustainable basis for productive income-generating activities.

OBJECTIVES

  • To increase family incomes
  • To enhance the position of poor women in the family and society
  • To improve quality of life for families
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WDB Programme - Zenzele Development Programme

Zenzele Development Programme

The Development Caravan is a synchronized poverty eradication system for local communities in nodal areas to mobilize support  and catalyse community self organization through targeting households with a basket of services and stakeholder engagement.

OBJECTIVES

  • To link poorest households to development resources in order to help them graduate from poverty.
  •  To mobilise , Support and catalyse community self-organisation.
  • To move-on once families are able to self-manage.
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WDB Programme - WDB Development Training Academy

WDB Development Training Academy

The Academy aims to be the “go to” institution for skills training for poverty reduction programmes  especially in development microfinance , linking households to socio-economic resources, enterprise development , basic ICT’s and taking digitisation to the rural poor. This training will be availed  to the WDB Trust employees, the programme beneficiaries, stakeholders and local communities,

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the Trust , other development MFI’s and NPO’s serving poor rural communities with an appropriately skilled pool of workers.
  • To provide learning and development opportunities aligned to the WDB Trust employees career paths as a retention mechanism;
  • To develop strategic partnerships focusing with the ones that are already accredited.
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WDB Programme - Dialogue on Poverty, Women, Youth and Businesses

Dialogue on Poverty, Women, Youth and Businesses

Many obstacles inhibit dialogue and favour more confrontational communication forms such as debate. Common obstacles to sharing include fear exercise of power, mistrust, communication barriers of race, class gender and culture.

WDB Trust hosts periodic structured DIALOGUES; exchanges of views to address complex problem relating to poverty eradication, women’s empowerment; youth outreach and enterprise development towards problem understanding and consensual action.

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