Gontle Motang

Gontle Motang

Date: April 6, 2016
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I heard about the workshop from a friend and because I was not doing anything I thought to pass time. But when I arrived at the Gender Links workshop there I noticed that they were talking about things that were affecting me personally, the issues of abuse toward women and children.in the first workshop I learned more about the abuse and the different kind and how has abuse affected me personally.

I had a low self-esteem due because of circumstances in my home and the fact that I was not working contributed a lot to my esteem. The workshops gave me confident to work on my self-esteem and be a strong woman. Today I can make decisions and stick with them without having doubt on the decision.

During training I learned that I should know the market gap and do a research on how I can close the gap that is on the market. I managed to open a bank account because of the training and in that way as soon as I start having my business then I will be able to save the business finances and manage them correctly. The challenges I foresee with the product I want to sell it is from the outside country (Botswana) there for it is going to be expensive and difficult to get them.

Before the training I was depending on my family to help me with my child but after going through the training there was a difference as I can pay school fees for my son and be able to give him all the support he needs. The trainings have given me ideas about the market research and market gap which I apply on my business today. I want to see my business growing and be able to help other women who want to start their own businesses. In the near future I would like to have a chain of stores. I hope the government would look at customer’s fees that we pay at the boarders especially the Kasane boarders and it is bit expensive and I can’t afford it in most time as I would have use all the money to buy stock. Thank you very much Gender Links for giving me the knowledge about business