SAFT extended loans to 9656 SMMEs during the Covid-19 crisis. Here are a few of the people and businesses we supported. Jireh Community Project Education “I was amazed that Absa was able to pay out in 5 working days!” I did not want to lose any employees and SAFT helped me to prevent that - it was setup to save people’s livelihood and it did just that. OneEnergy Technology This is incredibly good news in some pretty dire times. I know for all of my staff it’s going to be a big sigh of relief. Our people have been with us for years and we worry as much about their families as we do our own. Els & Co. Manufacturing The SAFT loan is a saving grace to keep our doors open and gives us the opportunity to resume operations and generate income once again. It has also assisted us in being able to keep our full work force which we need to keep the dream of building a sustainable and socially responsible business alive. UrbanTree Hospitality Our wish is to continue paying our gentle and generous team and so SAFT’s financial assistance has come as such a huge welcome relief to us and will go such a long way to our business hopefully being able to make it to the other side of this pandemic Mila Services Services We want to thank you SAFT (via Absa) for granting this loan as we were able to ensure that our employees had money in their accounts. Many of our staff have phoned to say thank you as they are now able to buy bread for their families. This makes a big impact on people’s lives. Catch22 Hospitality Qualifying for the SAFT fund has honestly lifted an immense weight off my shoulders. Knowing my crew are able to take care of, and provide for their families during this time, ensures that I can now focus on keeping Catch 22 alive, for us all to return to soon enough.