SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE & EMPOWERMENT

NOAH SED is a transformative programme established in 2018 with a profound mission.

At NOAH, we firmly believe in the power of social enterprises to provide opportunities to individuals who have been previously denied such chances. Our core objective is to offer restitution to these beneficiaries by not only boosting their income but also nurturing their self-worth, positivity, hope, achievement, and overall success.

We understand that these higher-order needs are not just a luxury but an absolute necessity for a fulfilling and successful later stage of life.

 

 

By witnessing older adults actively participating in the economy through our initiatives, we aim to be a beacon of soft advocacy. We want to showcase the immense value and untapped potential of older individuals in society. This sends a strong, inspiring message to younger generations about the boundless possibilities and hope that accompany the aging process.

 

 

What truly sets NOAH apart is that our thriving social enterprises are not only a force for good but also contribute to our own long-term sustainability. The net profits generated by these enterprises play a pivotal role in subsidizing programs and projects that may otherwise be challenging to fundraise for.

 

 

However, the impact of NOAH goes beyond financial gains. The additional earnings generated by our program significantly enhance the quality of life for our Social Enterprise Development (SED) workers. This newfound financial flexibility grants them more choices and freedom in their lives, allowing them to prioritize healthy living and make meaningful contributions to their families.

 

 

In our latest assessment conducted in 2023, we found that an impressive 49% of all NOAH beneficiaries now earn incomes above the poverty line. This statistic underscores our commitment to creating positive and lasting change in the lives of those we serve.

 

 

Join us on our journey as we continue to empower individuals, break barriers, and create a future where everyone, regardless of age, can thrive and contribute meaningfully to society.

IMPACT

ALL DAY CORNER CAFE

SELLING SECONDS

Taking care of Business

CAPE GOURMET PLATTERS

2023 SED MEMBERS IN NUMBERS...

ALL DAY CORNER CAFE

Takeaway, tuckshop, soup kitchen – the Corner Shop does it all.

The Corner Shop is a takeaway selling a daily nutritious meal, weekly meal specials and baked goods (including bread). The Corner Shop also stocks basic groceries and tuckshop items such as sweets, chips and cool drinks.

 

This social enterprise also runs a soup kitchen for homeless people in the community during the harsh winter months.

OPENING HOURS:

8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

19 Regent Street, Woodstock

SELLING SECONDS

You’ll find everything you need at our Woodstock and Khayelitsha second-hand shops!

With remarkable customer service, top fashion and great prices, Selling Seconds are the go-to shops for local communities. Whether you wish to donate pre-loved clothing and household goods or find a stylish and affordable new outfit, Selling Seconds is right for you.  

WOODSTOCK

9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

9am to 1pm, Saturday

19 Regent Street, Woodstock

KHAYELITSHA

9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

9am to 1pm, Saturday

69 Jama Crescent Roads, Khayelitsha

Taking care of business

NOAH has been working in partnership with Taking Care of Business (TCB) for several years.

Along with TCB, Khayelitsha members sell overruns of new or returned retail items. These are high quality, brand new clothes from top high street fashion brands.

MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERS: orders@noah.org.za

CAPE GOURMET PLATTERS

NOAH catering provides a selection of platters for individual and corporate events on a regular and ad hoc basis.

The following five delicious platters generate income for NOAH essential services:

MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERS: orders@noah.org.za

CORPORATE & PERSONAL GIFTS

Eco-friendly and financially benefiting vulnerable elderly – NOAH’s corporate gift range is the perfect socially responsible gift for family, friends and colleagues.

100% of proceeds go to improve the quality of life of the elderly who lovingly produce them to order. Tags are branded for corporate gifting purposes.

 

Our range includes:

 

100 % reusable cotton loofah bags hand-crocheted, perfect for exfoliation and cleansing, filled with repurposed hotel soap set in new glycerine. These bars in bags make a wonderful, eco-friendly gift, importantly keeping discarded soap out of the landfill.

MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERS: orders@noah.org.za

THE LAUNDRY BAG
PROJECT

Introducing the NOAH laundry bag: a stylish and eco-friendly accessory that supports our elders. This laundry bag is made from high-quality linen that we repurpose from various hotels, in partnership with Charlotte Rhys. By purchasing this laundry bag, you are not only getting a durable and elegant product, but also helping our NOAH elders earn additional income and maintain their independence. Our NOAH elders are passionate about crafting these beautiful laundry bags, and they would love to share their work with you. Order yours today and join us in making a difference in their lives.

MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERS: orders@noah.org.za