THE Church Alliance for Social Transformation (CAST) is a registered NGO that mobilises and equips churches with compassionate action among the poor. CAST works in the KwaDabeka community, in partnership with KwaDabeka Baptist Church and Sithokozile Secondary School. “Our programmes include a food parcel project named Hearts to Hands. We work towards uplifting poorer communities and facilitating the journey of restoration from hopelessness and despair to faith, dignity and self-worth. “We start by meeting the most urgent needs by offering relief services specifically in the area of monthly food parcels and providing clothing and blankets. “Households are assessed by CAST community workers who work with schools, clinics and churches in the communities.” “Training topics include registering a business, marketing successfully, submitting tenders, managing and cash flow. When we started the first forum we discovered that the majority of people running these small businesses did not even have a basic concept of how to calculate profit, manage cash flow or develop a business plan.” For more information, phone 031 267 1716 or email email@example.com - Supplied.