Phaphama Small Enterprise Development Initiative

Phaphama was founded at the end of 2014 by a small group of dynamic and committed UCT students, with a mission to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of small enterprises in Khayelitsha.

Our mission is to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of small business owners in Khayelitsha

Katie Farrand,Phaphama Small Enterprise Development Initiative

Phaphama facilitates the exchange of business knowledge between UCT students and small business owners through a two hour weekly sessions at the Harare Library, in Khayelitsha.

Each entrepreneur is teamed for the entirety of the programme with three student consultants. These groups allow students to give specialised and relevant attention to their entrepreneur, and focus on whatever challenge their entrepreneur faces.

We take students from all faculties across the university

Katie Farrand,Phaphama Small Enterprise Development Initiative

The students aim to make maximum impact by directly addressing the challenges faced by the entrepreneur.

Phaphama's main focus areas are financial management and marketing. They also act as a platform of information access and as a source of social capital for entrepreneurs.

Their ultimate vision is to empower its client businesses to grow into sustainable small- to medium sized businesses.

We are a point of reference to help the entrepreneurs to access services they wouldn't otherwise

Katie Farrand,Phaphama Small Enterprise Development Initiative

Check out Phaphama's crowdfunding page: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/charity/profile/phaphama-small-enterprise

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