MeCAHT - Igugu Sewing Project

Rehabilitating and empowering human trafficking survivors
SEED Starter Team Waste Management Cape Town, South Africa

MeCAHT is a media-driven non-profit coalition working to reduce the incidences of human trafficking among vulnerable groups in South Africa as well as in Nigeria. The enterprise also has a focus on outreach and awareness-raising. 

The Igugu Sewing Project facilitates the skills development of human trafficking survivors and empowers them to launch their own socially and environmentally sustainable enterprises. The enterprise oversees the production of various home d├ęcor and clothing items and helps its employees create and enhance their own brands. It has partnerships both locally and internationally, serving diverse markets. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Empowering human trafficking survivors to engage in environmentally responsible business practices.
  • Incorporating waste materials such as plastics as resources into the value chain, leading to a more circular economy. 


  • Supporting and empowering human trafficiking survivors through rescue, rehabilitation, and employment.
  • Developing the technical and entrepreneurial skills of these survivors.
  • Generating employment and income for local women.
  • Strengthening local markets with value-added clothing and home decor products. 


This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Betterway CMT Supply is an industrial supplier of sewing machines in South Africa.

  • International Buyers to bring MeCAHT's products to German markets. 

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Ilyana Traut
54 Sipres Avenue
Postcode 7460
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: 0215341207

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