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Published on Jun 17, 2015
Known as the "Dreamcatcher," Anthea Rossouw works to alleviate poverty in South Africa. In her talk, she shares her journey of bridging the gaps between communities, and connecting "Home Stay Kamammas" and "Cook-up Kamammas" with visitors from all over the world.
Born, raised and educated in South Africa, Anthea Rossouw has spent most of her working life as a lone white woman in township communities across the land. Transcending barriers and pioneering innovative and outcomes based solutions to sustainable poverty relief, Anthea focuses predominantly, but not exclusively, on empowering women and youth to take charge of their future by using local community resources to develop sustainable micro-enterprises. She has found alternative ways that work locally, resulting in growth and dignity while simultaneously building universal bridges of understanding amongst diverse people. Locals at grass roots revere Anthea, where she has changed the lives of many people who in turn have become changers of the future. Known by the moniker The Dreamcatcher (Die Droomvanger) in communities across the country, she is making Nelson Mandela’s dream, “for a better life for his people in post Apartheid South Africa,” work. See www.dreamcatchersouthafrica.com.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx