Founder & Director

Prof. Christa Bonnet

Our organization assists in developing women, rural, youth, and disabled entrepreneurs as well as communities through innovative strategies and strategic partnerships to complement our respective strengths, focuses, and resources. We also partner with corporate entities on strategic projects to identify entrepreneurs and develop them to fill gaps in the supply chain. Our track record of partnering for success is reflected in the approximately 250+ Black Women Owned SMMEs that we have nurtured to date and set on a path of sustainable profitability and growth over the past four years in terms of our partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentorship Program for Women Entrepreneurs. TDM also have a membership of 180+ women entrepreneurs across sectors that we empower with love, care, respect, and purpose.

Our Story

The Difference Makers NPO was founded in 2012, The Difference International (Pty) Ltd in 2011, and The Difference Makers Institute (Pty) Ltd in 2021.

The Group is known as The Difference Makers or TDM. We are situated in Johannesburg but work across South Africa. TDM partners with individuals and organizations that make a difference as South Africa now more than ever need “a people’s development” agenda. TDM NPO focus on meaningful, and impactful projects that touches the everyday lives of people in South Africa who are less fortunate, or victims of Gender-Based-Violence (GBV), school children who do not have shoes, or other necessary tools  to go to school. We are also  focused on Senior Citizens who no longer have the means, strength, and vigour to pursue economic aspirations, but do need every care available to stay healthy and alive. Making others smile will make God smile. We advocate for victims of GBV. We also empower other NPOs to become difference makers in their own communities.

Learn More about our other businesses

The Difference Makers (Pty) Ltd

The Difference Makers Institute

TDM Community

TDM Podcast

Our Key Focus

Beyond raising funds for a specific cause or project, we have a structure by which we disburse funds in alignment with our focus areas.

Gender Based Violence Advocacy
School Shoes Project
Support For The Elderly
Advocacy For Other NPOs
Together We Make A Difference

Join Us In Making A Difference Today!

Our causes and projects are centred around the below, choose a cause to support, and start making a difference today.