Two incredible woman have started the most amazing campaign with women helping other women, and its making waves in South Africa.

 

Get up woman… together we can conquer anything!

Gigi White and Cleone Prodromos started “Get Up Woman” 6 months ago with the concept that women can & will conquer anything together!

They decided to start with building a small network of woman to assist each other. Assistance in terms of a listening ear, a lift, or even food if needed.

Within the short 6 months that they have been running this campaign they have accumulated a whopping 9,000 members and have opened a thrift store!

The thrift store is designed for woman who need jobs, or to earn some extra money by selling their clothing.

“We feel that the support for middle class average South African woman is non existent. Our plan is to change that. We have been working on this concept for 11 yrs. The single mom, the one income family or the below the breadline family, that’s where we feel we need to focus.”

Get up woman will not accept donations as they do not class themselves as a charity organisation.

“Once we register as a charity it gets dictated to us who we can and cannot help. We feel that ALL woman regardless of race, income or situation should be helped. So our plan is to continue Get Up Woman simply as a networking company.”

They constantly host events in Joburg, which aim to uplift and assist women in need and are in the planning stages of spreading their wings to Cape Town, Durban & PE in the near future.

These events are purely motivational, to give woman that are battling with ANYTHING a bit of a boost, where woman can form friendships, be inspired, promote their company or even bounce ideas to to earn an income.

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They use the funds earned from the events, to pay it forward & help woman in need.

If you are a “member” of Get Up, Woman & you participate wherever you can, whether its in the form of money or just a helping hand, you will have the full support from the organisation. Whatever it is that you may need help with, they will do whatever they can, to support you.

“We have all been in that situation where pay day is either too far away or currently non existent. Myself and Cleone will be very involved behind the scenes getting to know the ladies in order to assist you as we are aware that there will be people who simply take a chance. Once again as proven with this page, this concept is meaningless without the support of everyone. Let’s all Stand Up for each other.”

So far they have proven that they can!

“With our first event we have been able to feed 7 families, find work for a handful and clothes for the children from these families”

And now they have opened a thrift store! The shop enables all their donations to be placed in one central, manageable space plus is gives the women in need much needed work!

The community continues to grow while really making a difference in the lives that need it most. To join this incredible initiative… click here!

Helena De Niet, a member of the group added, “I can personally vow about the amazing work that is being done on this group. The ladies in this group are truely active in assisting ladies in need.”

“From assisting in preparing CV’s for job seekers. Donating clothes to ensure they look good for interviews. Arranging food parcels for ladies and their families who absolutely nothing to eat. Arranging clothes and so many other projects.”

“Cleone and Gigi have been instrumental to providing hope for so many ladies and their families. It’s amazing what they have achieved in such a short time and they are just getting started. Truely phenomenal Woman.”


Sources: Facebook
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