We welcome Rosetta Stander and the team from Zimele as a member joining the Poverty Stoplight Movement.

Zimele means “people stand on their own feet” in Zulu. This is a faith-based, non-profit organisation based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, that has spearheaded social development and women’s empowerment projects in remote, impoverished areas of KwaZulu-Natal since its inception in early 2007. Zimele aims to empower people, not tie them to a lifetime of dependency. They currently implement their programmes in 4 districts of KwaZulu-Natal with approximately 3500 women actively involved.

Zimele will implement Poverty Stoplight in the Winterton and Swayimana areas, using the existing Cluster Groups to engage with the Self Help Groups.