Buffed

28 October 2014
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Buffed, one of our own Wise Foundation initiatives.

Buffed  is a national network of shoe shine artists who are helped to set up in their own micro business in the world‘s first social enterprise franchise. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds including those who have spent long periods of time in detention as refugees and others who have been excluded from the workforce for a variety of reasons.

When you help Buffed, you help the franchisees in the following way :-

a) They are taught basic business and life skills such as money management, taxation, bookkeeping and customer service;
b) They have the opportunity to interact with their customers and develop social skills, enhance their self-esteem, and feel like they are part of the community.

 

If you see a Buffed stall set up on your travels - take the time to have a shine and a chat!

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