The men repair the appliances and sell them for a profit in their communities. They are also able to offer repair services to their customers. The beneficiaries receive extensive financial, business and life-skills training as well as coaching and mentoring to help them on their journey to self-determination.
Our holistic programme also explores deeply held beliefs of patriarchy and gender roles. By exploring root causes we hope to create fathers that become role models for future generations.
The Appliance Bank also supports the circular economy by preventing damaged appliances from being disposed of in landfills. It also helps impoverished communities access essential home appliances at affordable prices, improving their living standards.