Cause Index

Siyazisiza Trust

Founded in 1987, the Siyazisiza Trust (meaning “we help one another”) is a non-profit development organisation committed to promoting food security and food and craft enterprise development in rural communities in South Africa.

The Trust’s work in food security and agricultural livelihoods is currently focused in northern KwaZulu-Natal where the Trust provides support to over 60 agricultural projects ranging in size from small subsistence-based food gardens to medium-sized commercial-based agricultural enterprises.

The Trust’s craft development approach is centred on the establishment of independent secondary marketing business entities which will, through the provision of marketing, administration and financial management training and mentoring, market and sell product hand-made by rural craft producers within their respective geographical areas. The Trust is currently working with 46 craft groups and five secondary craft marketing businesses.