Six impoverished women in Alexandra township are now growing from strength to strength with Heartfelt South Africa.
Founders Tess Britz and Candice Poole combined their creative and marketing skills into a job creation initiative to empower township women.
The group hand-embroiders T-shirts with their trademark heart designs, but is expanding the range to include aprons, mobiles, brooches and scatter cushions.
When asked what Heartfelt meant to her, Maries Motshilebe replied: 'This came to me as an answer to my prayers; it has helped me more than I can say. I am able to buy some groceries and help my teenage daughter with transport money.'
Idah Boshomane, a single mother of three says, 'Life is very difficult at home, but we can now put food on the table. Before, there were times when you used to go to bed with an empty stomach.'