Income generation projects are intended to economically improve the standard of living for the intended recipients and the community by providing much needed jobs. During the one year project implementation project members as well as interested community members are given relevant skills training, including project and financial management. The recipients are trained to manage the project. However the outcome is a sustainable project that has a readily available local market that will eventually provide for the export market. There are a number of projects that EOF has taken from a small to micro status and small economic status.
Examples are: -
Siyavuselela Agricultural Association - in Cala, in the Eastern Cape, was funded for R58 000 00 equipment in 2004. It initially was a small nursery and today it provides seedlings on a large scale. It also provides training and advice to small farmers in the surrounding areas.
Roxeni Wool Growers Association - in Roxeni, in the Eastern Cape. It was funded for construction of a sheep shearing shed and machinery in 1998 for R59 000 00 & in 2000 for R51 000 00. This project is now one of the best wool producing co operatives in the Eastern Cape.
Masibambane - at eMpindweni village, in the Eastern Cape. This is a cluster project it consists of bakery, crop production and sewing. It was funded in 2002, for a R75 000 00 borehole and irrigation system. It has tenders with the Eastern Cape Provincial Department Education to provide a local primary school with vegetables and several other schools with bread. The project has been selected as a showcase for the EOF's 21st anniversary celebrations.
Depaarl Agricultural Project, in GaMasemola village, in Limpopo. This project was funded in 2003 for agricultural equipment, pressure pump, borehole and seedlings. It has also been selected to showcase as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations.