We are intentional about developing mindsets and changing communities as well as being a voice of Empowerment and transformation. We are growing and will soon become a force to recon with.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

www.vesselsofvirtue.org.za
www.vessels-magazine.com
Vessels of Virtue NPO -Facebook
@veselsofvirtue -Twitter
@vesselsofvirtuenpo-Instagram

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Our Core and what we offer
• Training and development (Personal development) on soft skills, financial literacy, home economics and crafty skills
• Counselling through voluntary counsellors
• Job placements through the cleaning company
• Fundraising events like the annual gala dinner on the 4th of August
• Business workshops like the one in Zimbabwe on the 30th of June
• Mentorship programs with different women
• Outreach programs to the community through donations (School hampers for orphans and
disadvantaged children, food and clothes)
We also run a shelter for women in Johannesburg CBD

How long has your Organisation been operational?

Since December 2010

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Sustainable Funding
Right Support Structures
The beneficiaries themselves

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Evolving
Challenging
Fulfilling

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

Yes I do , YALI Network , WYA other local charities where I volunteer

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

To have a sustainable model of all my organisations feeding into each other and making profits to sustain the social work

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

The mindset to be self -sufficient, Competency and Right exposure

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

I would tell a newbie to really understand the beneficiaries and their needs they intend to work with first , Keep knocking and making noise, Do something that you are passionate about because when challenges come passion will sustain you. Make sure you legally comply and collaborate with others and most importantly always remember that you are brave for having started this and you can make it.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

Move away from dependency syndrome , run profit driven initiatives too so that you one is not desperate

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

I have run training programs for women before in theory and practical skills . I saw hope in their eyes and that was the most fulfilling thing ever for me. Being able to encourage someone from being hopeless to being hopeful gave me courage to do more. Having also to watch them wanting to pursue more of their desires was worth it. My links are on my social media platforms
www.vesselsofvirtue.org.za
Vessels of Virtue NPO – Facebook

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

resilient , ground breaking

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