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.
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.