Part of our long-term plan of sustainability for Hope Africa Collective has been the creation of social enterprises to help fund our work of ending extreme poverty in Southern Africa. Last year, we brought on a team member to help us to do just that. (If you haven’t “met” Andreas yet, be sure to read his special feature on the blog!)

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very first social enterprise: The Printery!

The Printery is a full-service specialty print shop in Cape Town, South Africa. Built in a converted shipping container, we offer large format printing, screen printing, laser-cut products, and a variety of other services. All proceeds go directly toward funding the programs at Hope Africa!

We plan to offer an online store soon so you can purchase some of our “products with purpose”! Be sure you’re following The Printery on social media for all our latest news and announcements.

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