Every Hauri Watch support's the growth of young entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Africa. We are able to achieve this thanks to our partner WeSeeHope. Each of Hauri’s products have a fixed donation value which is donated into WeSeeHope’s sustainable programmes.
WeSeeHope’s Vocational Skills Training Programme empowers young people by training them to be carpenters, tailors, hairdressers or tinsmiths. Everyone of them gets trained in business skills so they are able to grow a regular income.
Per sold product HAURI puts aside a fixed amount, which is displayed on the corresponding product page. This amount then gets invested into the different projects to support young entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Every purchased watch can make a significant impact.
€350 can provide carpentry and entrepreneurship training for a young person in Malawi and equip them to start their own business with the tools and materials they need to start their own business.
€230 can provide metal work and entrepreneurship training for a young person in Malawi and equip them to start their own business with the tools and materials they need.
€150 can provide tailoring and entrepreneurship training for a young person in Tanzania and equip them to start their own business with the tools and materials they need.
€150 can provide cookery and entrepreneurship training for a young person in Tanzania and equip them to start their own business with the tools and materials they need.
€150 can provide welding and entrepreneurship training for a young person in Tanzania and equip them to start their own business with the tools and materials they need.
€130 can provide a startup hairdressing tool kit for a young person who is being trained by one of WeSeeHope’s vocational training students in Uganda so they can start their own business.
WeSeeHope is an organisation that supports orphans and vulnerable children living in extreme poverty in Southern and Eastern Africa. Through partnerships with local, in-country organisations, they develop long-term programmes that restore, protect, educate and equip these children and their communities far into the future.
Just as we value the sustainability of our timepieces, each of WeSeeHope’s programmes is built with sustainability in mind; they ensure communities can generate income whether it be through food gardens, rearing pigs or village savings and loans groups. Doing this enables community members to run and maintain programmes on their own without WeSeeHope’s support, so they can be truly transformational for years to come.
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We See Hope in George
George* is 18 years old and lives with his mother and five siblings in Malawi. When his father died, George was responsible for supporting the family but without a regular income, none of the children could afford to go to school and he didn’t have much hope for the future.
In 2016 WeSeeHope’s local project partner, MPC Nkhoma, identified George and his family as being vulnerable and he became part of their vocational skills training programme. This programme teaches young people a craft and business skills, such as finances and marketing, so they can establish themselves as tailors, carpenters and hairdressers.
After graduating from WeSeeHope’s carpentry training programme in early 2017, George made and sold his first bed and gave the profits to his mother so she could establish her own business selling fish. Through the vocational skills training programme, George has been able to set up his own workshop where he can sell his products and train other young people in carpentry. He is busy making doors and window frames for the local community and training his apprentice, Elliot.
With the money he has saved so far, George has invested further in his workshop – adding more tools to his kit – in order increase his profits and built a new house for him and his family. He is proud that he now has “securities that were once so insecure” to him; soon he hopes to send his siblings back to school and has ambitions to set up more businesses!
*Name has been changed to maintain confidentiality