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<A HREF="http://www.tedcor.co.za">Tedcor</A> partners with emerging entrepreneurs whom the company mentors and develops to be able to manage their own businesses. In collaboration with the entrepreneurs recruited from the community in which the servi

<A HREF="http://www.tedcor.co.za">Tedcor</A> partners with emerging entrepreneurs whom the company mentors and develops to be able to manage their own businesses. In collaboration with the entrepreneurs recruited from the community in which the servi

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Thanks Meena! I'll look out for ways to continue this offline and post updates back here. Thanks!

Great questions Sean >> Community is incredibly strong in some of the low-income urban areas that WSUP works, and the solidarity amongst women only strengthens that. This certification mark could work for businesses at two levels: local level and international brands. For businesses in the community that carried the Women Power! mark, it could increase loyalty amongst women (the main shoppers for their family's needs). and word would spread through word of mouth (the most effective form of marketing where we work). And as Meena suggests, international brands are aspirational and trusted, and people do pay more when they can - as a status thing, and just wanting to provide the best for their family.

Anyways, it might not necessarily cost more to have this mark (unlike fairtrade or organic, whose inputs are more costly).

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great idea. I'm also wondering if there's something we can take from the system of receiving cash for returning your empty glass bottles? (is that still practised anywhere?). Perhaps if the neighbourhood tanks (PCBs?) are privately 'owned' by someone in the neighbourhood and they get paid by the operator based on volume collected? So the local tank owner would empty the toilets in the neighbourhood because he gets paid the more he collects. The operator would pay because he's providing the service. This would need some sort of regulation to ensure that the operator doesn't take over the local tanks and avoid paying the neighbourhood guy.... needs more investigation.