Supplier Development Initiatives (SDI), in partnership with FNB, have sponsored eighteen vehicles to individuals who run micro businesses - we are very excited that The SweepSouth Foundation (the government-approved SweepSouth Business Sanitisation service) has been selected. Five micro-suppliers from The SweepSouth Foundation will receive BAIC hatchbacks.
Not only will the vehicles enable these micro-suppliers to keep their small businesses going, they will assist with growth and expansion, giving them the opportunity to earn an income, contribute meaningfully to the economy and uplift themselves.
These vehicles, purchased through FNB funding, will be donated free-of-charge to micro-suppliers from each organisation that have a professional, proven track record. All they will need to do is arrange their own insurance. It’s a move that will fundamentally change the lives of these individuals and their businesses. With unemployment on the rise, initiatives like this contribute to economic stability by creating self-employment opportunities.