Promoting socio-economic development, advancement and empowerment of South African women; giving them dignity and meaning through advocacy and thought leadership.
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.
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.
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.
WDB IH is a fully women led and managed investment holding company with 20 years investment experience in South Africa across many sectors and industries.The management team has a combined finance and investment experience in excess of 40 years.
The current investment portfolio of WDB IH comprises mainly listed , blue chip, large-caps, with a sprinkling of unlisted mid-caps and private equity fund investments