Monkeybiz is an sustainable income generating non-profit organisation that provide self-employment opportunities to bead artists and provides them with skills training and support.
All profits go back into the communities through provision of community services which are partially funded by donations and gifts.
Monkeybiz is unique in many ways. This inspirational project empowers more than 450 disadvantaged people by providing beads and beading material to them. They live in Cape Town informal settlements like Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mandela Park and other areas and many of them are HIV positive.
These bead artists are producing exquisite hand beaded artworks - each a unique one-off creation. The women are paid for each piece they produce.