Swaziland Successes

Swaziland Successes: JA Swaziland from TechnoServe Youth Program

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In 2006 while living in Swaziland, Wendy and a TechnoServe colleague established a School Age Youth Entrepreneuship (SAYE) Program that was to encourage Swazi young people to become entrepreneurs rather than depend on government or large companies for employment.  Incorpoating Junior Achievement’s (JA) internationally-proven high school curricula, TechnoServe partnered with a Swazi youth development agency, […]

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Swaziland Successes: Livingstone Protective Clothing Company

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By the late 1990s Swaziland’s once-thriving textile sector had been reduced to mostly producing zippers and yarn due to the dominance of the Asian textile and clothing industry as well as the influx of high quality second-hand clothing into Africa.  However, as clever entrepreneurs have always done, Nathi Dlamini found a niche to fill: the […]

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Swaziland Successes: Eswatini Swazi Kitchen and ESK Honey

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One of the churches in Manzini, Swaziland founded Eswatini Swazi Kitchen in 1991 to create a source of funding for the Manzini Youth Center. They process mostly local and/or traditional jams, chutneys, and hot sauces including orange marmalade, marula jam, ginger mango chutney, and Swazi hot pepper sauce. Eswatini started a related business, ESK Honey, […]

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Swaziland Successes: St. Phillips’ Orphanage’s Pepper Farm

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The Cabrini Monks from Italy founded St. Phillips School in 1927 in one of Swaziland’s poorest, most remote areas. Sister Diane and Sister Barbara arrived at St. Phillips in 1971 then began a medical clinic in 1974 so that locals did not have to spend hours and entire weekly salaries to travel to the closest […]

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