Purple Lime is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of economic self-sufficiency in youth, in particular young women, through access to relevant education and the establishment of dignified income opportunities. Our mission manifests in our fundamental belief that every person has the right to have access to applicable education that assists in acquiring applicable skills for entry into the job market or business creation.
Purple Lime offers a wide array of quality workshops in an environment that encourages and supports individual growth needs. A combination of personal development skills which includes social, communication and emotional intelligence quotients, among others, as well as business management skills including financial, administrative and digital, enable people to navigate their environment and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills.
Our vision is a better life and sustainable future without stigma and gender based constraints, where all are measured only by their own abilities!
It is our mission to create economic self-sufficiency among youth, in particular young women, by instilling fundamental skills through access to relevant education so as to unleash their entrepreneurial capacity through a process of self-empowerment and establishing sustainable income opportunities.
Project Leads – Creative Quarter
Marlene has been living in Mauritius since June 2017. Her detail oriented personality have assisted in restructuring and rescuing the companies she ran spanning the motor, printing, logistics and restaurant industries. Her specialty is assisting ailing companies to get back on their feet. She runs any business with the same passion she would if the business were her own, and have had wonderful successes along the way. She is driven and loves to see her teams excel and her clients completely satisfied. She gets involved in every aspect of the businesses and is always searching for ways to improve.
As a volunteer for Purple Lime and Head of Creative quarter, her work experience in corporate administration and sales has helped greatly, but as she best puts it: “my passion is teaching and for all things creative. Teaching is just something so wonderful and I absolutely love it.” In South Africa she hosted DIY television programs, presented at national trade fairs, and taught workshops for Empower DIY and DIY Divas for seven years before relocating to Mauritius.
Project Leads – Digital Quarter
Kevin and Dominique is a down to earth couple with over 20 years experience as entrepreneurs. They both have their own businesses and yet always ready to support each other.
Dominique’s main experience is Tourism as an operator and online booking agent with main strengths administration, planning and customer services.
Kevin experience covers Hotel and Restaurant, Travel Agent, Scuba Diving, Tourism, Business Development and ICT his strengths is organization, online marketing, ICT and yet still creative.
As a couple they both support sustainable development both in business, environment and in our society, and believe that technology can plan an important role.
Project Leads – Business Quarter
Business Quarter is led by an elected committee of professionals consisting of accounting, legal or administrative individuals. The committee is guided through Purple Lime’s governance oversight principals under board supervision.
Project Leads – Welfare Quarter
Professionally qualified Social Workers and psychologists’ oversees the activities of the Welfare Quarter. These professionals are guided by humanitarian principles governed via the Purple Lime ethics policies
Volunteers And Mentors
Purple Lime is proud to be friends with a powerful team of operators, volunteers and mentors. This group comes with an outstanding amount of knowledge backed by years of technical and managerial experience. Under their guidance, young and aspiring entrepreneurs can truly excel in their desired field of focus.
Our mentor program is poised to develop into a major part of the Purple Lime family and will see a growing army of volunteers desirous of reaching out in support of young aspirants ready and willing to carve out a sustainable place for themselves in this world.
Board of Directors
Purple Lime has a highly skilled and experienced management team that includes qualified financial, operational and training staff. Volunteer workers or sponsors make up the majority of this group but are always backed by supporting accountants and auditors, lawyers and barristers, company secretaries and chartered financial advisers, all with an in-depth knowledge of the local and international business and financial framework. The Board consists of 5 directors; 3 resident in Mauritius and 2 resident in SA.
South Africa – Gert Boshoff, Marlene Cronje, Zacharia du Preez; Nadine Boshoff
Mauritius – Steve Ng Cheong Hin; Gert Boshoff
Legal, Secretarial and Compliance:
Temple Group (Mauritius)
Creative Quarter Lead:
Digital Quarter Lead:
Kevin and Dominique Koborg
Marlene and Gert have a combined 50 years experience in corporate management and business creation. Check out their LinkedIn profiles for detailed information.
Ms. Aditi Boolell – Director at Temple Corporate Services Ltd
Temple Corporate Services focuses on strong client relationships to service both local and international clients. Licensed by the Financial Services Commission, they are committed to find the best option to facilitate and manage their clients’ business interests.
We support the most vulnerable
Individuals living in poverty | Youth with disabilities | Marginalised woman | Disadvantaged youth
We analyse each beneficiary’s developmental needs then jointly tailor a programme of practical skills establishment, personal development tutoring, as well as business establishment and management training including financial and technical.
These could include
Personal Development workshops | Leadership and Management Programmes | Business establishment guidance | Business management support
We remain involved in each beneficiary’s development through extended mentorships and coaching strategies with guided support programs tailored for their individual growth needs.
We engage in community education programs to promote a better understanding of the developmental and empowerment challenges faced and we engage corporate structures to secure involvement with youth entrepreneurial development and support initiatives.