Mdantsane visit from Rev. Sean Allen
January 1, 2003

Rev. G. Sean Allen, a United Church minister and businessman from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, departed Thursday, January 23, 2003, for Mdantsane. Sean, who has a background in community animation, has volunteered to assist Ms. Bongi Ndubaza, Chief Administrator of the Eastern Cape Micro Finance Enterprise (which is funded by The Townships Project) in Mdantsane, for a period of approximately three weeks. Sean’s task will be to evolve a program of learning to be used at the weekly meetings of borrowers, covering topics such as public health, basic business issues and other matters which directly affect the borrowers’ lives. Bongi believes that delivering this kind of learning at the weekly meetings will improve attendance and encourage higher levels of participation.