It’s a brand new year – with brand new possibilities!
As we step into an uncertain 2021, we should perhaps take a moment to reflect on all that shaped our paths in 2020, learning from the challenges and taking from it all the positive inputs, to encourage us today – and give us the hope we need for tomorrow! Wishing all our friends, clients and colleagues the best of health and abundance as we continue growing and making changes in our communities in 2021.
Thank you for supporting Angels and helping us to make an impact in the rural communities of South Africa.
Lizelle Coombs Group CEO Angels Resource Centres
OUR ANGELS FAMILY
Angel of the Month
This is a monthly award given to an Angel who has excelled in the following criteria:
Friendly – Excellent customer service -. Positive attitude – Good work ethic – Hard-working
Congratulations to Sheila Ziki
Sheila is our very deserving Angel of the month, having recently been promoted to Junior Bookkeeper and assistant to the financial manager at Fish Hoek H/O. She is an excellent administrator, and has proved herself a reliable and conscientious bookkeeper. It’s a pleasure to have such an efficient assistant helping keep the Angels ship sailing!
Well done Sheila!
Here’s more from Sheila…
“I have always loved numbers, so joining the finance team in December was a dream came true for me. At the moment, I am doing the consignment reports for all the products that we sell on behalf of our entrepreneurs.
I also do quotations and invoicing, using QuickBooks and Xero, filing and all our CIPC compliance etc. The best thing about what I do is …I ENJOY DOING IT! I love my job and what I do at Angels Resource Centres.”
ANGELS IN ACTION
Soetwater Environmental Camp – Kommetjie, Cape Town
During the December holidays we hosted a youth leadership camp sponsored by Matla-A-Bokone Solar. In serious CV-19 safety mode, we had lots of fun and adventure with the group of 50 learners from the Northern Cape. Soetwater Environmental Camp in Kommetjie safely hosted the group. Many of the Learners had never left the Northern Cape and it was a privilege to have them with us on the camp in Cape Town. Leadership Skills, Gender based Violence, toxic masculinity and many more lessons were incorporated into the fun and relevant activities. LISTEN TO RSG RADIO INTERVIEW HERE
Food consumption trends for 2021
In 2021 many SA consumers will look for food at more affordable prices, in traditional trade outlets, such as unbranded retail, spaza shops, markets and tabletops. Places where they don’t have to incur travel costs and can top up with essential items on an immediate-needs basis and in smaller quantities.
Covid 19 – food consumption facts:
- Food security involves more than only consuming adequate energy; dietary diversity is a critical contributor the people’s overall health status.
- The affordability of a nutritionally diverse food basket is a significant challenge to a large percentage of the population in South Africa;
- Basic “healthy” eating is not within reach of the least affluent 50% of SA households;
- The average portion of household food expenditure spent in low income groups on foods containing only plant-sourced products, (starchy foods, fruits, vegetables, legumes) is 46%.
- For the struggling consumer (Covid-19 loss of income), a small luxury could be something as simple as a box of biscuits, and that item now represents a significantly greater portion of a much tighter budget.
This highlights the importance of Angels rural development projects, assisting both rural and metropolitan micro-farmers and local entrepreneurs, enabling them to generate their own income, become sustainable and supply essential foods and services to meet the needs of their communities.
BUSINESS e-ZONE HUBS
Visit your local Business e-Zone for professional and cost effective business services to small business owners, start ups and micro entrepreneurs.
Our Hubs identify and develop local professionals in support of entrepreneurship and community development, create jobs, and also provide a wide variety of professional business and administrative services to the general public.
Business e-Zone SMME Hubs also serve as micro-incubators and support centres for community entrepreneurs and often host internet cafes in areas where access to technology is limited. When you support an e-Zone, you support local development and entrepreneurship and help us make positive, long term impact across the country.
POP IN to a Business e-Zone near you, to get affordable services that will impact and grow your small business. It’s a new year & a good time to get the support you need for your new business! SPECIAL OFFERS ARE AVAILABLE !
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES & BRANCHES:
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FRIENDS OF ANGELS
Mentor Circles in Western Cape – Friends of Angels are volunteer business mentors that help us to guide and support entrepreneurs from under resourced communities.
Find out how you can become a volunteer below.
Our Angels #businessheroes are entrepreneurs from our various mentoring programmes and friends of angels groups. We are very proud to celebrate their achievements with them.
This month our Business Hero is:Charmaine Baardman
Our Angels #businessheroes are entrepreneurs from our various mentoring programmes and friends of angels groups. We are very proud to celebrate their achievements:
Charmaine Baardman, owner of Mamfene’s Take Aways in Britstown, has continued to grow her establishment and is now equipped and ready to service even more customers with the help of a second double chips fryer, handed over to her in December, with thanks to sponsorship from De Aar Solar Power who supports Angels Resource Centres programmes and entrepreneurs!
Visit Mamfene’s Take Away for an affordable meal and support this local business entrepreneur and Angels Entrepreneur Development Programme, Business Hero!
CAMPAIGNS AND FUNDRAISERS
ANGELFUND APPEAL FOR RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Campaign by Angels Resource Centres, Cape Town, South Africa
As a non-profit organisation, we deliver passionately and tirelessly on our mission to achieve our long term vision for our beautiful communities. We are determined to continue serving the communities in our care, but without your help, none of this would be possible.We invite you to contribute towards our programmes and causes through our secure GivingWay platform or make a monthly contribution via EFT. Sect 18A certificate will be issued for donations.
Please Note: A receipt for your donation will be sent to you directly by Angels Resource Centres. All inquiries regarding eligibility for tax benefits in connection with your donation are to be handled directly with Angels Resource Centres.
Read more about this campaign
We are very pleased to present
The Angels Journey
ANGELS RESOURCE CENTRES
Annual Report 2019-2020.
This report is now available for sale as a stunning coffee table “look book” for only R350.00 per copy.
Here is a SNEAK PREVIEW, of a free e-book, our gift to you, to showcase the work we do at Angels Resource Centres and to thank you for your ongoing support!
ORDER HERE – Like what you see?
Place your order for our beautifully printed and laminated, A4 Landscape, softcover ‘lookbook’. You’ll be contributing to our fundraising efforts by purchasing your copy today!
For enquiries please contact us: National Landline: +27(0)861 111 950