We affect change via the Colcha Club, our international development arm, established to create sustainable ecosystems in the regions in which we operate.
"The model is simple. Wherever we find the fabric, we locate manufacturing. If there are not enough workers, we train more. If there are other social, economic and environmental issues negatively impacting the region, we work with experts on the ground to combat them. Empowering impoverished communities to prosper through facilitating the creation of sustainable ecosystems by local people."
We believe in a mixed approach to development, and as such work both directly and with key partners to affect change in the regions in which we operate. Information on these partners can be found below.
Nkosi’s Haven is a recognized NGO in South Africa that has been in operation since 1999 offering holistic care and support for destitute HIV/AIDS infected mothers, her children, and resulting AIDS orphans (infected or not).
Nkosi’s Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children’s Day on June 1st 2001, who dearly wanted a facility that would care for the mom and her child. He had been separated from his mom because of the HIV diagnosis and he never wanted that to happen to any other child. He also wanted HIV positive people to be cared for without discrimination or prejudice.
The Rural Doctors Association of South Africa is a non-profit organisation working to make quality health care accessible to all people living in rural areas. RuDASA does this by empowering, supporting and inspiring medical personnel in rural facilities. RuDASA is primarily a network of relationships among rural doctors. It also facilitates networking between rural doctors and other health care professionals, academic departments and medical specialists who can assist in improving rural health care.