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Twelve South African women to kayak to Mauritius to raise funds

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Twelve South African women to kayak to Mauritius to raise funds
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TWELVE women from various areas across north Durban are embarking on a long-awaited journey to raise funds for Celebrate Life SA’s Ubuntu Bakery Project.

Their goal is to reach R800,000 (Rs2.4million) in cash as they circumnavigate Mauritius in their kayaks in just 11 days, Northglen News reported.

Led by Cherry Armstrong, long-time adventurer and founder of Celebrate Life SA, the all-women team was first formed in 2019.

This fundraiser was reportedly scheduled to take place two years ago, but was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Since then, the women have reportedly managed to raise R620,000 (Rs1.89million), placing 13 Ubuntu micro bakeries around the country and empowering 52 women as new bakers.

“Our Ubuntu Micro Bakery project has been going since 2017. In that time, Celebrate Life SA has managed to place around 170 wood-fired ovens into rural communities across the country. Our model is simple.

Twelve South African women to kayak to Mauritius to raise funds

Donations and funds go to purchasing the specially-made ovens, which we place into communities in need after a rigorous selection process that is done in tandem with community leaders,” said Armstrong.

“Once the community is chosen, our team implements a training programme with selected female bakers, normally four or five, and spends three intensive days teaching them basic economic and business principles, and how to bake a ton of delicious foods like pizza, snowballs, muffins, and bread,” she added.

To donate to Celebrate Life SA, visit https://celebratelifesa.org/donate/ for information.

Original article at Northglen News

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