The new Alexandra NGO Foundation (Angof) has partnered with Network Superstars to create direct selling opportunities for unemployed people in the township.
Angof Founder and Chairman Patrick Baloyi said the aim of the partnership was to ensure unemployed people in the township will no longer have to sleep on an empty stomach as they can start small direct selling businesses to fight against hunger.
Speaking at his Angof office on the corner of 20th Avenue and Rev Sam Buti Street, Baloyi, who has worked in the field of philanthropy for many years now, said the partnership with Network Superstars was in line with founding principles of Angof to “not distribute a peach tree to the poor but teach them how to fish”.
“We would like to see our people catching the fish themselves rather than being given fish all the time. This way we will empower them and ensure that they can support themselves without waiting for someone to feel pity and hand them a fish all the time.
Network Superstars founder Matthew Clarke said his organization makes premium fine fragrances that interested members of the Alex community can buy at discounted prices to resell for a profit.
Those who join the Direct Sellers Network can attend free product training sessions and tips on how to sell the products, Clarke said. He added that it’s not a new concept because it operates on the same principles as Avon, Justine and others.
Details: Matthew Clarke 060 418 9902; [email protected]
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