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new opportunity
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Avocado Vision is a strategic development
partner that supports small businesses who are
addressing society’s big challenges in order to
help make better decisions and live better lives.

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See the new opportunity for change

Avocado Vision is a strategic development partner that supports small businesses who are addressing society’s big challenges in order to help make better decisions and live better lives.

Have a question?

Call us : +27 (0) 11 614 0206

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At Avocado Vision we believe

that good ideas and good partnerships develop and grow over time. They create a special magic between people and visionary ideas, which, in the end, are greater than any one thing that we could have done on our own.

Our core purpose is to help micro and small businesses “see the new” and to equip them with skills to support themselves and their families for a better future.

Small Business Development

The small businesses that we are proud to work with are building the future of our country. They help solve our national development priorities in urban and rural economies, such as financial management skills trainers, Early Childhood Development practitioners, backyard property rental providers, and working to solve climate resilience and sustainable living challenges.

Many businesses need to be strengthened in terms of business acumen, market connections, or funding in order to move into more sustainable operations.

Community
Education

We pride ourselves on our ability to reach people in all types of contexts, from urban and rural to formal and informal. In addition, we strive to deliver social projects with a national reach, working with micro-enterprises to deliver training programmes in local communities.

We are committed to developing, rolling out and supporting a sustainable network of training companies, and delivering essential skills to the communities which need it most.

Creating
Shared Value

Partnerships are critical to the success of development. Corporate organisations, government, non-profit organisations, small businesses, and ourselves all intersect to achieve a shared goal, which society needs.

In all programmes that Avocado Vision participates in, we strive to be at that point of intersection to ensure that the shared value for all is leveraged and enabled successfully for greater impact.

Future-proofing
South African Communities

We help establish and accelerate the growth and success of small businesses that are addressing critical societal challenges in economic inclusion, poverty alleviation, climate change resilience and sustainable living. Our solutions affect society through housing development, Early Childhood Development, water security, food security and financial health.

Enterprise
Development

Small businesses are not beneficiaries of benevolent funders – they are vital contributors to South Africa’s economy. We are proud to work with enterprises that help solve sustainable development challenges in urban and rural economies. 

Many small businesses may need strengthening in areas such as business acumen, market connections, or funding to move into more sustainable operations. Our commitment is to the development of a more robust entrepreneurship culture, in which we can see challenges as an opportunity to support solution-oriented entrepreneurs.

Backyard
Rental Landlords

Our uMastandi programme with The Urban Housing Foundation (TUHF) creates an exciting opportunity for aspiring property entrepreneurs. It offers a unique lending product that enables township homeowners, even in government subsidised housing, to apply for mortgage funding to develop backyard value rentals aligned with municipal bylaws.

These entrepreneurs learn property management through training simulations that teach how to design a bankable plan, navigate the challenges of construction, and operate an actual rentals business. Local entrepreneurs can solve the low-cost housing supply problem and give dignity to those without formal housing options.

Early Childhood
Development

The first three years of a child’s life are key to unlocking life-long potential. Yet only 40% of South African children are in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres. Many social investment projects fund and support these centres to deliver appropriate hygiene, healthcare, nutrition, childcare, nurturing and security, however the standard of care in some remains questionable.

We aim to make ECD centres feasible and sustainable by equipping them with environmental, compliance and teaching competencies, as well as business and financial acumen to ensure each ecosystem is economically viable and adequately resourced.

Food Security

The future of our food security increasingly lies in the success of small scale farmers across the country. Many interventions seemingly support farmers in technical skills and financing for infrastructure, however  there is not a lot supporting them in learning the financial basics needed to ensure long term sustainability.

Our farming simulation board game helps small scale farmers think more broadly about the business side of farming, and challenges them to improve their business decision-making. Ultimately, when agricultural entrepreneurs are sustainable they positively impact the food security and social resilience of the communities they serve.

Water Security

South Africa’s climate resilience is in dire straits. Invasive trees have been populating rural landscapes for decades and as a result, have reduced arable land and water supply. Small businesses contracted by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) employ thousands in Working for Water programmes but intermittent contracts make them unsustainable. 

Our Green Business, Clear to Grow incubator equips them to become sustainable by diversifying revenue streams, accessing new biomass value chains, collaborating within local networks, and accessing links to financial support. The resulting social, environmental and economic impacts in rural areas are ground-breaking!

Financial Health

Some of our greatest joys and most of our deepest disappointments stem from how we work with money. Avocado Vision partners with Training SMMEs who are passionate about community development across South Africa, to present twelve in-depth modules about Life Lessons on Managing Money.  

Each module introduces a distinct aspect of financial management, such as managing credit or retirement planning. Our content is rooted in the day-to-day realities of managing money and can be delivered either as stand-alone modules or sequentially to progressively build up participants’ financial skills, competence and knowledge. 

Addressing national challenges
and developmental priorities

At Avocado Vision, we work with training partners that are part of the communities we serve to engage and inspire. Our picture-based learning method is practical, solution-oriented and fosters peer engagement. It is designed to be literacy-free and adaptable to localised languages so that participants feel acknowledged, respected, and accommodated. 

Financial Literacy

Many South Africans struggle financially due to unemployment, bad choices and abject poverty. At Avocado Vision, we believe financial literacy is key to unlocking economic participation, active citizenship, and wealth creation. If we reach enough consumers in time and educate them in money matters before they make life-altering decisions, we can improve their lives. 

Our ‘Money fo’ Sho!’ programme introduces Managing Money, Planning, Banks, Saving/Investing, Fraud, Managing Risk, Debt and Credit. In addition, our ‘Surviving C19 Financially’ webinar teaches participants how to deal with the impact of unexpected events on their budget.

Life Skills

Life skills education bridges the gap between a person’s functional capacity and capabilities. It strengthens an individual’s ability to overcome difficulties and navigate the needs and demands of society.  Avocado Vision understands the importance of education where many in South African communities don’t have access to the most basic skills and knowledge. 

Our network of training partners support participants in learning about food gardening, HIV training, COVID-19 safety and environmental awareness, to name a few. By improving participants’ life skills, we can help build a prosperous society, one person at a time.

Worksite Training

Many employees go their entire careers not seeing what they truly earn. Employers cannot necessarily increase wages to ease the debt concerns of employees, but they can invest in their wellbeing and education.  

We believe worksite training is one way to incentivise the workforce, by empowering employees with knowledge and skills. Training employees to either avoid debt or work through it as quickly as possible is one of the best gifts an employer can give. Companies that provide financial, life and/or business skills at worksites can unlock a greater good. 

Designing Solutions for Sustainable Change

At Avocado Vision, creating shared value is about examining the ways we are interconnected at a systemic level. As a strategic development partner with our feet in both community and corporate environments, we are able to assemble networks of organisations and people to collaborate in addressing some of society’s challenges. We figure out how our unique pieces, strengths, and contributions can work together with partners that can deliver real solutions across sectors and disciplines.

For us, small businesses are the ones at the coal face, solving South Africa’s challenges but the system often fails them as they are badly supported and in need of strategic partnerships. Partners can create markets, unlock funding opportunities, supply business and skills development, bring support services, and even participate as programme funders to optimise operations and create sustainable work. Together, we develop a greater synergy that ensures sustainable value is created for our communities, environment, and economy.

Have a question?

Call us : +27 (0) 11 614 0206

Get in touch with us today

We work with people who champion small business owners across South Africa.

Avocado Vision builds partnerships that make sense between business and society.

See the new with
Avocado Vision

Together we can envision new opportunities to create incredible solutions that can build our country and our world.

Have a question?

Call us : +27 (0) 11 614 0206

Get in touch with us today

We work with people who champion small business owners across South Africa.

Avocado Vision builds partnerships that make sense between business and society.

See the new with
Avocado Vision

Together we can envision new opportunities to create incredible solutions that can build our country and our world.