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Give the Pocket Money Market wings to fly

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The Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market (YEPMM) teaches business skills to budding young entrepreneurs to help grow successful future adults. Run at least twice a month, YEPMM hosts markets across Cape Town to give children up to 16 years old a chance to EARN, LEARN and HAVE FUN and backs this up with free business workshops run throughout the school holidays.

Project founder Linda Wilson is passionate about teaching and helping to combat unemployment. Yet she runs the project alone and needs your help.


Between 30 and 50 children trade and busk at each market, where they earn income and learn important business skills.  Close to 300 children have been supported through YEPMM over the past three years, and many depend on every rand earned.  Some children have even gone on to supply products for export and sale in retail shops.

For a third of the young traders, there is no family support and they need start up assistance.  For single mom Linda, the pressure of running the project alone means she needs to find ways of supporting them, with training, transport and food at events as well as start-up funding for their businesses .


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Having used all her available cash to get her private car back on the road, she urgently needs financial support to help with her running costs. She also desperately needs a reliable car to transport children and their goods to market.

Help give the Pocket Money Market wings to fly.  Any donation, large or small, will help grow these budding young entrepreneurs and keep Linda on the road.

The press coverage and goodwill has been amazing: Recent TV and radio. For more information please visit the Facebook page and website or contact me directly: [email protected] or call 0833840590




  • Oct 05, 2018 - R 4 000.00
  • "hope the event in October goes well - hugs from Hawaii " - Ingrid Rolles

  • Aug 08, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "You are inspirational! Thank you for what you do for our children and this country! " - Mila Moreano

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Your work is highly needed and appreciated, Linda! Keep inspiring others! " - Diabolo Chinese Yoyo

  • Sep 12, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are an absolute inspiration!" - Friend

  • Sep 05, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Way to go Linda! This is an amazing initiative - especially in our current financial climate" - Paul

  • Aug 22, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Yvonne

  • Aug 21, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Pocket Money Market is a brilliant way to encourage children in business skills. They learn from other little entrepreneurs too. Thank you Linda for your dedication." - Bottchers

  • Aug 16, 2017 - R 50.00
  • "Keep on keeping on" - Inspired Mom

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Donations to date

R 6 660.00

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market

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The Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market proves it’s never too early to learn valuable business skills.  Giving children the chance to EARN, LEARN and HAVE FUN at markets across Cape Town, founder and single mom Linda runs it alone and urgently needs your help to combat the dismal prospects of unemployment facing our youngsters.