Every child deserves the right to be treated with dignity - Thato Kgatlhanye
Thato Kgatlhanye is a passionate and driven woman from South Africa. Thato’s mission is to improve conditions for poor women and children and offer them hope for a better future.
She's co-founded the for-profit Rethaka with Rea and Katlego Ngwane in Rustenburg, South Africa. The business currently employs eight people full-time, and seven of these employees are female. The most recent accomplishment is “Repurpose schoolbags”, a project for children unable to afford school supplies. They turn plastic bags into schoolbags, inspired by what children already do due to their lack of resources. The business also creates solar lamps that help children study at night.