The DSO is always looking for ways to become more self-sustainable. It realizes it should not rely alone on donations from individuals and organizations, although these are always very much welcomed and needed. Therefore, the DSO seeks to identify local business initiatives that will both generate income for the running of the DSO and to provide employment opportunities for DSO students.
The DSO hopes to establish small local enterprises such as restaurants/cafes, garment repairers/sewing and a printing house. The DSO is looking at the demand and viability for such businesses in the local communities. Whilst they will eventually be self-supporting, providing a range of benefits, they initially require a certain amount of funding to kick-start each opportunity. The DSO therefore appreciates any external funding to initiate such social enterprises.