Bios

Stephanie

A married mother of one son.

“I like to work in All Women Recycling because to me through this job I can pay my contribution to my church, I can take care of my family, and it helps me to save for college next year where I can study engineering.”

Zukiswa

A single mother of one little baby girl.

“You cannot sit back and wait for the government to give you opportunities. You must wake up and do something to make a better life for you and your family by yourself. I am so happy here. This is not just my job, it is my life.”

Bobo

A single woman.

“I thank God for giving me the opportunity to work for All Women Recycling. I am happy to do this job because it supports me and gives me a good life. I wish that this business be known in so many other countries and was bigger for other women who don’t have jobs like us in South Africa.”

Francine

Married with two boys.

“This job helps me to support my family and pays the school fees for my eldest son in the Congo and the younger one in South Africa. This job is very important to me and I like my job.”

Lindiswa

A single mother of a baby girl.

“It is such a good opportunity to know that my creativity can impress people that live overseas, and it gives me the opportunity to interact with them. It makes me feel good to know that my job contributes to keeping our country clean by recycling. It is also good to work here because it helps me to live my life and take care of my daughter.”

Ntombi

A single mother of one son.

“To me this job means a lot to me and I’m lucky to get a job like this. I learn so many things here like how to treat customers, respect for co-workers, and to work in a team. To me it is not just a job, it is my everything. Most of all we want our community clean, that’s why I’m here. Nothing can separate me from my job.”

Nikkiswa

Single mother of two.

“This business keeps me alive. I would be packing shelves in the supermarket, now I am making these products and I am very proud of myself. I can now support my family and I can look forward to coming to work.”

Aimee

Single

“All women recycling has been an inspiration to me, just seeing the look on the ladies faces when they get a thank you email from someone on the other side of the world, from somewhere they have never even heard of. I love the concept of this business, giving these women the opportunity to learn about business and the world, helping them make their communities aware of the need for recycling and therefore keeping plastic off the streets. I love learning about the different cultures of the women who work here. We are a team.”