Entrepreneurship is fundamental to us.
So we’re constantly looking for ways to support entrepreneurs – helping them build successful businesses that positively impact their communities and drive economic development.
How do we do it?
Betapoint works with charities that tackle poverty by encouraging sustainable entrepreneurship and the empowerment of children.
Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means "to carry on", "to progress", "to move forward."
Most of Africa's rural population have no access to transport and people have to walk long distances to access opportunity, education, healthcare, shops and community services. Rural schoolchildren are particularly badly affected by lack of mobility. In South Africa, of the 16 million school going children, 12 million walk to school. Of these, 500,000 walk more than two hours each way, spending four hours getting to and back from school each day. Bicycles are the most effective and economical method of quickly addressing this problem. Qhubeka projects aim to help rural communities move forward and progress by giving bicycles to children in return for work done to improve their environment and their community.
- More than 100,000 bikes distributed since 2004
- Children’s commute to school reduced by 75%
- Sport infrastructure cost per child reduced by 90%
- Micro-finance loan recipient earnings increased by 500%
- Healthcare worker OVC visits increased by 400%
All initiatives supported by Betapoint are partner-driven and we encourage employee involvement. A quick and easy method of donating to Qhubeka is to SMS your name to 44447 to donate R20.00.