Get Involved

“Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good”

James Russell Miller

Whether you wish to assist with your time, resources or donate towards a specific project, there are many ways in which you can contribute and make a difference. 

We have listed a number of options below, but if there is anything you wish to discuss, please get in touch with us via our contact page.




Our current fundraising initiatives are aimed at supporting FPELA, our green enterprise leadership development program.  Some options are:


We are inviting companies, organizations and individuals to sponsor a candidate’s scholarship South African companies will receive a Section 18A invoice and Level 1 B-BBEE credit


We are seeking successful entrepreneurs who want to serve as mentors for our ecopreneurs


We are seeking startup money to run the initial 18-month course

Micro Loans

We are seeking funding to provide micro loans and grants to support the startup of participants’ new businesse


to the Women’s Education Fund here


You are welcome to donate any amount you wish towards our Women’s education fund, simply click the link below and you will be directed to pay via Payfast.

More ways

to get involved


There are a number of other ways to get involved and make a difference, here are a few more

Purchase a Sculpture

Purchase a netsuke or sculpture from our online shop:

Be a Mentor

if you would like to offer your mentorship services in enterprise, leadership, conservation, green solutions or any other field, please contact us – we’d love to talk to you!

Buy a T-Shirt

Our fabulous, edgy FPELA t-shirts are made from 100% cotton with an eye-catching design that makes you stand tall and feel strong!


Your questions answered

I am in South Africa and would like to donate books – where do I send them to?

 Zingela Ulwazi, Postnet Suite #38, Private Bag 3008, Hoedspruit, 1380

I am outside of South Africa and want to send books – how shall I do this?


Due to the extortionate DUTY charges levied on Not for Profit Organisations in South Africa, PLEASE DO NOT MAIL  any books to us, or we will be liable for crippling charges at the post office. OUCH! Rather email us, and we will make another arrangement.

I want to send a book that is not on the wishlist, but I KNOW it will be well received. Is this ok?

Absolutely! If you want to buy it online, please do so via to avoid those pesky duty charges.

I don’t have time to go through the wishlist or sort through my books – can I send you money and you do the work for me?

With pleasure. Please donate money above and let us know of any special requests that might apply to your donation.

I want to help! What can I do?

We welcome donations and collaborative fund-raisers. Please have a look at the options above or get in touch with us to find out more.

I have SKILLS that could contribute to Zingela Ulwazi! Who should I talk to?

Please contact Stella Horgan:

I am also working to improve South Africa’s libraries and access to information – can we talk?

YES PLEASE, fellow traveller! Let’s talk. Please contact Stella:

Is my donation tax deductable?

Our Section 18A status is pending, which means that South African donors will be eligible for tax deduction. We are partnering with a US charity and so will be eligible for 501(c) status, which means your dollar donation will be tax deductable too. Please email us if you’d like a receipt: