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Another 5 Ovens!

Thanks to my new Community Liaison Manager, Nadia, we have ordered 5 ovens this week for placement in rural communities. Thank you to Unity Properties and Hollywood Bets for partnering with us on our African journey, empowering women and making the difference we all want to see.
Such an incredible sustainable project for all involved!

Cherry Armstrong, Executive Director, Celebrate Life SA

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City Logistics sponsors Thembakazi Oven Project

City Logistics proudly sponsors Thembakazi Oven project through the Celebrate Life NPO.

"Thank you City Logistics for taking the time to visit our women empowerment programme where we have installed your donated oven. This project will be a great success due to the infrastructure already in place with the ladies sewing food warming bags and making clothing and items from recycled plastics. Gloria, who heads up the project, has already sourced a market for the sale of bread and is also supplying the school next door which houses 1480 pupils. Apart from mentoring and training, we have supplied them with documents to fill in daily on how many loaves of bread are baked, what was sold and a profit after costs so they can keep a simple monthly book and note their profits."   Cherry Armstrong, Executive Director Celebrate Life SA

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Celebrate Life have dedicated three years to successfully implementing micro bakeries into the rural communities of South Africa. "We are passionately selecting and training previously disadvantaged individuals to become entrepreneurs. These people need a helping hand out of their poverty cycle and Celebrate Life is committed to their sustainable entrepreneurship and community upliftment. We live by the parable "Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish; he will eat for a lifetime"

Celebrate Life is driven by upliftment and empowerment of our rural communities and has a tried and tested upliftment model that results in long-term sustainable change. The Celebrate Life Oven Project aim is to equip rural women with the skill and facility to create and operate their own bakeries, servicing the immediate community, Spaza Shops, schools and creches.

This is true upliftment within a community - baked products are produced where they are consumed; the baker's profits and the customer savings all contribute to further upliftment as the money circulates and is retained within that community.

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The Celebrate Life Oven Project

Our project is to create sustainable jobs in the rural communities amongst the women willing to learn and run their own bakeries.
The bakers sell their produce (bread, snowballs, pizzas, muffins and rolls) to their Local Communities, Spaza Shops, schools and creches.
This is true upliftment, not just for the bakers directly but for every person that buys their bread. They create baked products where they are consumed. The baker's profits and the customer savings, all contribute to further upliftment as the money circulates and remains within the local community.


How you can be involved:

We are looking for organizations, like yours, to get involved with our community changing initiative, to fund a bakery or help to get one established in your local rural community.

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Bread Credits

Organizations and individuals can donate to Celebrate Life and we will use the full donation to buy bread loaves from the bakers which are then donated directly to local schools and crèches.
With a donation of R2500 a month, bakers are able to feed between 800 - 1000 children at local schools and crèches every day of the month.

Benefits of a Celebrate Life oven to the community:

• Skills development
• Empowerment of men and women alike
• Creating sustainable employment and community upliftment

• Boosting local economy by the money generated from sales staying within the community (multiplier effect)
• Feeding the children through Bread Credits

Project Cost:

A full bakery costs R30,000 which includes mentoring and training costs


Should you love what Celebrate Life is doing and would like to get involved, you can do so by either:

• Bread Credits - Feeding a local crèche or orphanage, by donating to Celebrate Life monthly .- R2500.00
• Or funding individual Bakeries at the cost of R30, 000 each – These bakeries will then be plugged into our existing community of bakers, placed by Celebrate Life into women empowerment programmes or placed in feeding schemes to feed schools, orphans and the communities.

Call us at +27824401730

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Building Our Nation, One Loaf at a Time

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Celebrate Life have dedicated three years to successfully implementing micro bakeries into the rural communities of South Africa. We are passionately selecting and training previously disadvantaged individuals to become an entrepreneur. These people need a helping hand out of their poverty cycle and Celebrate Life is committed to their sustainable entrepreneurship and community upliftment.
We live by the parable "Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish; he will eat for a lifetime."
Celebrate Life is driven by upliftment and empowerment of our rural communities. The upliftment programs implemented in South Africa are not making a long-term sustainable change, and very often are unsuccessful once the donor moves on. No child should go hungry; each community should have the knowledge, skills, facilities and empowerment to help each other.
Celebrate Life has a tried and tested upliftment model that is bringing long-term sustainable change. We have a wood fired bakery, baking 4 loaves of bread every 25 minutes, which is uplifting and empowering unemployed and impoverished communities. 

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Points of Note

1. 8.5 million loaves of bread are consumed daily in SA, about 5 million are consumed by people living in township communities. There is approximately R4.00 per loaf that is wasted on the cost of getting this bread to that consumer.

R4.00 x 5 million loaves = R20million. This is the amount that leaves people's pockets every day.
2. Celebrate Life does things differently. Utilizing ED or SED type funding on behalf of bakers, we roll out wood fired bakeries and bake bread where it is consumed.
Using this model, those R4.00's per loaf stay and benefit the community.
3. Celebrate Life supplies the various premixes to the bakers. This ensures a consistent product of a high standard. This cements the relationship between the baker and Celebrate Life. We are able to assess the success of the bakers by the amount of products they order and how frequently they order. A truly sustainable partnership
4. Our estimates are that if we could put 20 000 bakeries into SA, this would directly create 41000 jobs. The direct impact of this in retained income for township communities would be around R12,8 million per day.

 

Let's do things differently for a better world for all.

 

 

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Bread Credits

 Support a township baker and facilitate the delivery of free bread to children who need it.

Through corporate and private funding, Celebrate Life has successfully rolled out numerous Township bakeries, each one selling their baked products to neighbours and family and schools. Celebrate Life's objectives are to establish rural community entrepreneurs and, through ongoing support and mentorship, keep them sustainable.

BREAD CREDITS have been created to further assist the bakers and their communities. One bread credit costs R10 and is equal to one 700g loaf of sliced bread.  

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There are two options:- 

Purchase a minimum of 10 bread credits per month (R100) and the Celebrate Life  baker bakes 10 loaves for the R100. We collect the bread and deliver it to a nearby orphanage or preschool at no cost to them. Each free loaf will provide 5 children with their daily bread.  You will be directly assisting with the success of the bakers business and ensuring that the end product reaches the children that need it most. The orphanage gets help in the form of free bread, not money, which can so easily be misused.

To support a dedicated baker and orphanage over a 25 day period costs R2500 per month in bread credits. Celebrate Life will provide you with the details of the Baker, his location as well as that of the orpanage. You would also receive your bakers’ annual “financial report".  An 18A Tax Certificate will also be provided for tax purposes.

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Get involved now and help us "make a difference"

This form of upliftment allows all of your upliftment spend to reach the intended recipient and in this case, there are 2; the baker gets the exact amount you contribute, and the children get freshly baked bread for the same value.

 

Together Changing Our Nation One Loaf At A Time 

 

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