This initiative offers a unique approach to supporting young entrepreneurs by creating several Box Shop stores in South African townships. This effort will support 240 young entrepreneurs to bring their products to store shelves and encourage more support for buying and building local brands.

The Box Shop builds off of TechnoServe and Citi Foundation’s strong experience working to support entrepreneurship, connect local enterprises with larger markets and link them into stable supply chains. The program is an effort to grow township economies by providing entrepreneurs with space and business development services to scale their businesses.