Step Up ® - Enterprise Development Mission

Step Up ® Programme Mission is to teach and promote entrepreneurship throughout South Africa within the Caregiving and Disability (physically challenged) sector.


  • We are working with a core of 5,000 caregivers, from which we will develop independent businesses to run the Lean on Us ® franchises within the first 18 months. These businesses will employ between 10 and 25 people per hub.
  • In the longer term, to create employment for a further 500 individual Caregivers through this channel, with 50 small businesses running successful, sustainable operations with a minimum turnover of R600 000 per annum per business – total R30m
  • We define a successful business as an entity that has developed a sustainable business model, been in business for more than three and a half years, has a positive cash flow and is profitable