At 23 years old, Nicalo Titus had hopes that she would be her family’s breadwinner. Instead, her elderly father had to clean yards to make ends meet while she, like more than 50% of young people in South Africa, struggled to find employment.
She was sceptical when a friend suggested registering her name on the City of Cape Town’s job seekers’ programme. But it ended up being the beginning of the life she has always wanted for herself; one where she is financially independent.
Nicalo is one of 11 women from communities around Cape Town whose lives were transformed by
The Greater Cape Town Water Fund also empowers young women by giving them jobs and then empowering them with leadership and business skills.
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