The Kangnas Wind Farm is doing this in order for the community to generate income during Women’s month.
THE KANGNAS Wind Farm near Springbok in the Nama Khoi municipal area, is assisting locally owned enterprises to manufacture branded face masks, in order generate income for the community during Women’s month.
Economic development manager at Kangnas Wind Farm Cheryl Persensie said they would supply three small medium and micro enterprises hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with material, thread, elastic, inner layer polypropylene or easy fuse iron on vilene to produce the masks.
“We will then buy-back the completed masks from these businesses and distribute them to the Department of Education, the Department of Social Development, the district disaster management staff working at the roadblocks as well as community members.”
She said this initiative would allow them to earn an income and continue to support their families during this time.
The owner of Elvic VP Enterprise, Octavia van den Heever, said that many businesses had to close their doors and many employees had lost their jobs since the start of the lockdown.
She stated that she bought a sewing machine and an overlocker when she was unable to operate her event management business.
“I was sewing my own tablecloths, runners, overlays and chair covers but when Covid-19 hit my business came to a complete standstill, which is when I started to design and make masks.”