Operation HOPE has invested $1 million into bringing Banking on Our Future to over 50,000 South African women and youth through partnerships with Citi, Sanlam, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s fund.
Since its inception, BOOF South Africa has mobilized over 3,500 local volunteers and implemented Banking on Our Future in schools, government departments and non-profit organizations throughout the country. We’ve reached over 53,065 youth and adults nationwide with a message of entrepreneurship, dignity, and financial literacy—and we’re expanding every day.
Operation HOPE South Africa is empowering youth and adults in the provinces of Gauteng, Western Cape, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu/Natal and the Northwest Province through our special partnerships with the Peace Corps of South Africa , the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Anglican Youth of Southern Africa.
The vision for Operation HOPE South Africa is to educate and empower South African children and adults, especially woman, through Financial Dignity programmes, promote entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic empowerment though HOPE Business In A Box Academies, and restoring Dignity and HOPE through the HOPE Inside initiative.
Our Banking on Our Future initiative has been customized to apply specifically to conditions, culture, and language relevant to local South African communities—with a special focus on entrepreneurship.
Operation HOPE South Africa partners include a diverse range of NGO’s, Government Departments and Financial Institutions.