Background Resources

These articles, historical documents and other resource materials will give an idea of how The Townships Project has promoted the success  of small-scale community businesses over the years.

• June 2019 - Brochure for Rotary International Convention, Hamburg

• November 2018 - annual 'report' letter to contributors

• November 2018 - Rotary Africa magazine article about the Building Better Businesses Symposium

• Jan/Feb 2018 - South Africa Warehouse magazine article: "Future Franchisors"

• 2012 - Dalhousie University Hearsay magazine article about The Townships Project

• Nov 2011 - Interview with the Founder, Martha Deacon, on Extraordinary Women TV

• 2004 - United Church of Canada Observer article about The Townships Project

Appeal to Rotary

Rotary International Convention

Hamburg, Germany - June 2019

Rotarians from Canada and South Africa used this tri-fold brochure to describe The Townships Project's work, inviting Rotary clubs to link with clubs in South Africa, and support the growth of the Building Better Businesses Symposium.


Annual Letters

The end-of-year overview to tell supporters about achievements. We are proud of our accomplishments over the past years and excited about the prospects for the coming year.

Download letters from the past few years below.

The 2018 Building Better Businesses Symposium

Here is a report, in the magazine of African Rotary clubs, of the Symposium organized by The Townships Project in partnership with South African Rotarians, in September 2018

Future Franchisors in the Making

Cover Story in SA Franchise Warehouse (Jan/Feb 2018) - 5 positive examples

The Townships


From Dalhousie University's

Hearsay magazine - 2012

An article describing the origins and development of The Townships Project

Martha Deacon

 Founder and CEO

  "An Extraordinary Woman"

Interview - Extraordinary Women TV

A day in the life of Bongi Ndumbaza

From the 2004 United Church Observer ...

An article describing the effects of

The Townships Project's micro-lending