St Michaels All Angels Anglican Church
Bukwayo Road Khayelitsha
Copyright © 2009
Tel: +27 (0) 21 361 5246
Fax: +27 (0) 21 363 5837
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Code: 026 209
Account No: 072 884 983
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ
The khayelitsha Craft Market was established in September 1997 as an initiative to attract tourists and provide employment in khayelitsha. It all started with three (3) members working at the St Michaels and all angel Anglican church in Harare khayelitsha they committed themselves to produce a range of special African hand made crafts that proved to be very popular among the tourists.
KCM has grown over the years as more people got more involved and the range of craft has increased tremendously. Women has dominated KCM but recently it has also captured interest of men as more of them getting involved.
The KCM operates on week days it displays and sells its products at the St Michaels building where it products are also fabricated. KCM customer are mainly tourists who are attracted into the venue where they also get to be entertained by a live MARIMBA BAND.
The KCM has empowered so many people to an extend that several of its members have setup their own businesses to operated independently. It has played a significant role in equipping individuals to use they own skills and creativity and create wealth for themselves and they families, Instead of accepting hand-outs. It has therefore reduced these individuals independence on the government as well as reduced unemployment in the community of khayelitsha.
Khayelitsha Craft Market seeks to contribute towards poverty alleviation by training and empowering more people with skills in craft and business. It aims to dominate the Khayelitsha tourism market by having the widest range of craft products to sell to the tourists as well as tourist entertainment facilities.
Khayelitsha Craft Market aspires to strengthen its marketing strategy and distribute brochure to all the tour operators, back packers, tourism information's centers and Hotels and also help in alleviating poverty in khayelitsha by training people in craft making and business and thereby empowering them to use their skills and creativity to earn a living for themselves and their families.