Micro projects financed by the German Missions in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

The micro-project scheme is part of Germany's overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas.

Children of Diepsloot in the vegetable garden

Green paths out of poverty

Diepsloot is a densely populated township in northern Johannesburg. The non-profit organization “Afrika Tikkun” has taken on the task of helping the people of that area out of poverty and reducing their lack of prospects. The German Embassy Pretoria is proud to support “Afrika Tikkun” with 80,000 Rand in a unique and creative project. The finances were used to set up an organic vegetable garden.

Micro projects

Smiles all around at Impact Preschool

Guidelines for Microfinance application

Children in the classroom, Viva Village in Mamelodi

Projects, which cannot be financed by the body responsible itself (e.g. Community Based, Non-Government and Faith Based Organizations registered in South Africa) can be supported. Micro projects should be supervised by a local authority/responsible person and after completion be continued by the beneficiary. Generally around EUR 20.000,00 (currently around 250.000,00 ZAR) are granted per project.

Guidelines for Microfinance application

Microfinance application form

Microfinance Contact


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