Build Up

Working together with co-operatives

Build Up addresses the unique financial education needs of members of organised and structured community groups or organisations who are working together to achieve a common goal. These include, for example, members of Cooperative Financial Institutions (CFIs), Co-operative Housing Associations and Agricultural Co-ops.


“This programme taught me to be more financially responsible and to separate business from my personal account. They also taught us how to treat and lead people.”

Vuyo Ndimeni, Build Up participant, Mbizana Rural Enterprise Development (RED) Hub

“We’ve found that the need for programmes like Build Up has increased across the country. A lot of groups have been formed and are now trying to provide additional support to their members, particularly in terms of financial literacy. Build Up is very well positioned to provide support to these types of beneficiaries.”

Koovi Moodley, ASISA Foundation Chief Operating Officer

Key Objectives


Impact achieved

Since inception, Build Up has reached 1 403 beneficiaries (67% female, 100% Black South African) in all nine South African provinces.