Onankali Mahangu Paper Making is a community-based project that manufactures paper and paper products from omahangu stalks and recycled paper. It was formed in 2002, which led to the creation of ten job opportunities and most of the recruits are community members of the Onankali area. Their products include A4, A3, A2 sheets, envelopes, book covers, notebooks, mark pads, bookmarks, gift vouchers and photo albums.
Its vision is to locally manufacture products out of mahangu stalks to worldwide standards and provide services of utmost significance to the globe. Onankali Mahangu Paper Making’s mission is to be committed to the use of natural resources of Namibia’s rich land in an incorporated and sustainable manner whilst striving towards being an excellent close corporation through hard work.
Penduka was established in 1992. Penduka means “wake-up” in the Oshiwambo language. Penduka’s vision is a world of equal opportunities for all and, their mission statement is to help and empower women and their communities to improve their lives.
Penduka’s operations are based mostly on arts and crafts. They have two departments which include hand-craft production such as batik, sewing, pottery, glass beads, an embroidery group outside Penduka who work from home, and a gift shop that sells the hand-crafts. In addition, Penduka provides accommodation and a conference facility, a restaurant and a venue for all types of events including workshops. One of their attractions is the traditional dancing.