The informal trading sector in Worcester started in the 1980’s and was called into life to fulfil the need to create sustainable sources of income while facilitating the development to more formal businesses. This sector creates many jobs and opportunities for people to fend for themselves. The Breede Valley Informal Trading Association was formed 1994 and currently has more than 400 members operating throughout the Breede Valley. The associations is the mouthpiece for informal traders, especially with regards to discussions with the Breede Valley Municipality around issues such as improving facilities on sidewalks, creating additional space for trading, improving waste management and access to public amenities like toilets. The association joined the Worcester Business Forum about three years ago and the Chairperson Mr Marco Adams serves on the WBF Management Committee. For more information contact him on 082 30 30 77 6.