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For Women, By Women

Vheneka is an anomaly in its field: a non-profit organization created by women, for women. According to the World Bank, only 39.23% of the world’s labor force was female in 2018. This news becomes even more disappointing knowing...

Sour Milk

Every morning I come in and begin my day at Vheneka with a cup of coffee. Coffee at work has offered me two things: ultimate comfort and a crippling caffeine addiction. There is consistently a sense of chaos at Vheneka due to the unfinished construction and hasty...

Anna’s Story

When Anna was 16, her single mum passed away, leaving Anna to care for her two younger siblings. Her mum, a domestic worker in one of Harare’s suburbs, rented 2 backrooms in a township where she lived with all her kids. At the time of her mum’s passing, Anna was doing...

A Widespread Mandela Impact

The Vheneka office is quiet, the piping bags are abandoned, the oven is off, and sprinkles can be found littering the ground in obscure places. All of this is the aftermath of our amazing Mandela day project. This year Vheneka decided to give back to the community by...

Culinary Training begins at Vheneka

On June 26th, we were able to begin our culinary training for 10 women. With the helpful assistance of Pauline Koen, culinary professor at UCT, the women were taught introductory knife and cutting skills. Learning terms like “dicing”, “julienne”, and “chiffonade” will...

Mandela Day Thanks

As the kitchen gets busy making over 100 cupcakes for SOS Children's Village, helping hands have joined in. Our supporters have allowed us to grow as an organization, as well as give back to our community. By donating baked goods to SOS, we hope that this serves as a...

Amana’s Story

Amana’s story, starting as a young girl (14 years old), she got a sugar daddy that was much older than her as she was not being provided for at home. When he disappointed her, she went to the streets to continue earning an income. View the video to hear the rest of her story.

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Lisa’s Story

There are over 150 000 women in South Africa are forced into prostitution. Rather than making the conscious choice, they are pushed into this life by a corrosive cycle of poverty. Lisa is one of those women. Lisa did not choose this, but circumstances including a...

Volunteer. Build. Connect.

On 21 July a team of volunteer developers, designers, and social media experts came together for one day to build our website as part of the Wordpress do_action Cape Town 2018 Hackathon. In memory of Madiba's legacy they gave some of their time to help deserving...

Mandela Day Preparation

Culinary professor Pauline Koen showing 10 women a receipe for Chocolate Cupcakes which will be later prepared for Mandela Day. The rooms are filled with the smell of cupcakes here at Vheneka as we prepare for Mandela Day. Vheneka is a non-profit organization who...

Success Stories

She is now on the road to recovery with the support of her new family. Through the support from Vheneka, Anna is mending her relationship with her siblings and extended family, receiving psycho-social support and attends skills development classes

Anna ... read more

After acquiring leather crafting skills, she was able to start her own small business, an extremely empowering endeavor and step towards greater personal autonomy

Lisa ... read more

“I’m grateful that God kept me alive until now so that I can do something I’ve wished to do for a long time: to bring my future up so that my children can grow up with dignity. My future now is to grow up and do a business of leather crafting.”

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Updates

A Widespread Mandela Impact

A Widespread Mandela Impact

The Vheneka office is quiet, the piping bags are abandoned, the oven is off, and sprinkles can be found littering the ground in obscure places. All of this is the aftermath of our amazing Mandela day project. This year Vheneka decided to give back to the community by...

read more
Mandela Day Thanks

Mandela Day Thanks

As the kitchen gets busy making over 100 cupcakes for SOS Children's Village, helping hands have joined in. Our supporters have allowed us to grow as an organization, as well as give back to our community. By donating baked goods to SOS, we hope that this serves as a...

read more
Mandela Day Preparation

Mandela Day Preparation

Culinary professor Pauline Koen showing 10 women a receipe for Chocolate Cupcakes which will be later prepared for Mandela Day. The rooms are filled with the smell of cupcakes here at Vheneka as we prepare for Mandela Day. Vheneka is a non-profit organization who...

read more
For Women, By Women

For Women, By Women

Vheneka is an anomaly in its field: a non-profit organization created by women, for women. According to the World Bank, only 39.23% of the world’s labor force was female in 2018. This news becomes even more disappointing knowing...

read more

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