From Hardship to Hope: Appliance repair programme uplifts unemployed mother in Eastern Cape


“In addition to business and life-skills training, the programme also provides mentoring, and counseling, prioritising our mental health and well-being,” says Nomakosazana, adding that this has helped manage her anxiety.

The TCB Repair programme is supported by Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets in the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal who have, since the inception of the partnership in 2017, donated appliances valued at more than R21 million to assist beneficiaries to successfully run their own businesses.

The retailer has also begun to donate appliances to TCB’s branch in East London, where stock is in short supply.