WOMEN AND BEYOND  

because we care ... 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER


Mrs. Basha Taylor (born Swaratlhe-Tlhapane) was  born and raised in Lefatlheng, a rural village in Hammanskraal. Being the 3rd child in the family, life had been challenging due to poverty exposure and other socio-economic stressors. 

Her passion and love to serve women and children who have been succumbed to poverty and abuse was birthed from her personal experience in her upbringing.

In 2007, she resigned from a financial institution she had previously worked in to reside in Cape Town. She then founded Women and Beyond from her home in Table View. From small beginnings, the organisation developed from a small prayer group in her house, to a registered non-profit organisation that serves women and children nationwide. 

Her Organization strives to not only alleviate poverty amongst women and children, but to bring hope and spread hope. Women and Beyond comprises of many miniature projects which had initiated. One being The Legacy Programme which aims to empower young, school-going girls to dream and reach for their goals whilst instilling values of self-discipline, hard work and courage. She has also initiated nationwide road shows and donation drives which aim to send food and clothing to women working in farms in rural villages in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape and Free State to say the least

Basha Taylor hold health and wellness dear to her heart and has perused a career in the medical field. At present she is using her profession as a registered nurse to educate and bring awareness on both health, wellness and social aspects affecting poor communities. 

Basha Taylor's vision for the organization is to build women and children support centers and shelters across the nation, include more girls in her Legacy Programme from many schools and expand the organization throughout ALL provinces of South Africa (so far we reach 8)

With the support of her husband and children, her family remains a pillar in her vision to make a change.

Awards

In the previous year, Mrs. Basha Taylor had won the poverty alleviation award at the 2018 Imagine Awards hosted by Surve Philanthropies.

During this year, she has been nominated for a 120under40 award (an organization founded by Bill Gates) and is a TOP 3 finalist for the Humanitarian award (Empowerment and upliftment of women and girls in South Africa category) for the Fabulous Woman awards