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Penduka Development Trust
In Namibia is a development and training social enterprise for local less privileged women. Through training they can enter entrepreneurship or become part of Penduka's production department and obtain an income of sales of unique handmade products or choose the hospitality side with restaurant, overnight and conference facilities. Penduka is based in Katutura, the former black township of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Penduka brings hope and  helps the women to get self-confidence!

Activities
Through training, income generating activities: like storytelling embroidery, african batik, glass recycling- jewelry making, story telling pottery,exchange visits, making use of natural resources, show benefits of recycling and how to live in harmony with nature: small scale farming, doorstep gardens, water recycling, solar boxes.


Penduka
- provides work for about 515 women, 35 are on a permanent contract and 480 work as a so-called member
- after handing over the Tuberculosis project to another local NGO, Penduka still supports ex tuberculosis patients with skill training and employment creation
- was founded in 1992 and is not dependent on subsidies or donors
- organises exchange programmes between the Netherlands and other European countries
- gives out interest free loans and helps women getting loans for their study, driving licenses or to buy a house
- educates women in crafts, design, hospitality, health risks like tuberculosis or HIV AIDS, and in management skills. This way, women have the opportunity to develop themselves broadly in a variety of fields
- assists mothers with school fees for their children if they can’t afford themselves
- is about respect, self-confidence and empowerment