NMRW started operating in the Brits in 1986 – the first region in which they intervened! All in all, there are 22 projects and 179 members. The projects include poultry, brick-making, bakeries, gardens, piggeries, arts and crafts, sewing and a detergent project.
The Moagi Brick project – located in located in Mmakau village in Madibeng Local Municipality – was established in August 2017. It has 7 members who work tirelessly to produce maxi bricks. The National Movement of Rural Women has provided the project with materials, a 10-brick moulder, fencing and water retention tanks. It takes approximately 10 bags cement per day to produce 820 bricks. The bricks are sold to the surrounding community. With their profits, the members have been able to build a storeroom, buy monthly materials and earn a salary. Unfortunately, access to water continues to be a problem, and, like many people in 2020, COVID-19 severely affected the project’s profits, but the members are tenacious and continue to be committed to the success of the project.