• Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential,
    Empowering Women & Youth,
    Striving for Positive Impact through
    Training & Development.

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  • Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential,
    Empowering Women & Youth,
    Striving for Positive Impact through
    Training & Development.

    Get to know us –>

  • Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential,
    Empowering Women & Youth,
    Striving for Positive Impact through
    Training & Development.

    Get to know us –>

  • Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential,
    Empowering Women & Youth,
    Striving for Positive Impact through
    Training & Development.

    Get to know us –>

Who We Are

Founded in 2018, ASIME is a proudly women-led organisation focused on advocating for women empowerment, youth development and gender equality through representation and liaison with major role players in diverse industries and in the agricultural value chain, to ensure inclusive participation of emerging entrepreneurs, small scale farmers as well as SMEs in the mainstream economy.
ASIME WOMEN OF ECONOMIC LIBERTY
Our Vision

Agents of change underpinning efficiency, entrepreneurial momentum and social consciousness through sound business practices offered to women and youth led enterprises.

Our Mission

To create value for our stakeholders and beneficiaries through building capacity and unlocking business opportunities that allow for meaningful and competitive participation in the mainstream of the economy, resulting to creation of jobs and sustainability.

Our Primary Objective

To coordinate and facilitate practical systems and strategies to support the transition of women-led agricultural farms and business enterprises from informal to formal status, small scale to commercialisation including appropriate institutionalisation of cooperatives and small businesses.

Background

What We Do

On programmes and projects

  • Coordination, facilitation and monitoring programmes and projects to ensure seamless implementation by all stakeholders involved.
  • Mobilise resources, build productive partnerships and offer technical support through  stakeholder engagement with specialised industries, commodity organisations, financiers, investors and retailers.
  • Provide practical support on project conceptualization, development, packaging and management from planning phase to implementation phase through effective partnerships.
  •  Conduct baseline studies to determine compliance requirements, in line with specific sectors.
  •  Brand activation.

ON TRAINING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Cooperatives management.
  • Gender equality awareness.
  • Digital skills programmes.
  • New Venture Creation NQF Level 4.
  • Incubation & Work Placement.
  • Entrepreneurs Aftercare Programme.

ASIME Beneficiaries.

We have a database of approximately 3000 women & youth participating in various economic activities. Almost 80% of the participants throughout the KwaZulu Natal province
are involved in agricultural activities, while 20% is miscellaneous as follows:

 

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Background

The Problem Factor

Women participation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector comes under constraint conditions; women’s roles along the value chain are limited mostly to primary production and small-scale marketing of produce; without being integrated comprehensively into other sectors of the agriculture value chain and diverse industries value chains.

Our Subsidiaries, Partners & Host Employers.

Background

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless the
women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.”

  Tata Nelson Mandela