Swaziland: Julia Khoza

Swaziland: Julia Khoza

Date: April 18, 2016
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I joined the Gender Links workshops in 2013 and attended all the three phase and everything we were thought is important in the world of business especially the cash flow. Attending the training has enlightened me with business skills and improved my business. I now know how to write a business plan and organize my work around. I have learnt that you cannot just start a business without market research; finding out if there is a need for the business in the area and trying to differ from your competitors to gain more customers.

I am currently selling ice block, clothes and  volunteering as a home based carer. And with the skills I have acquired i will be able to grow my business. I have started doing my business all over again because I have a skills to make it succeed and grow financially independent.

I am still experiencing abuse from my in laws although I have made many attempts to make peace but I know that one day i will have the courage and walkaway from the situation. so that I can live in peace with my family. I am aware of my rights and just need to exercise them and it has become is difficult for me to share the information with other women in my community because I am still in an abusive relationship with my in law.

In the year 2030 I  wish that my business would have grown to the extent that I give others jobs. Thank Gender Links for giving us such opportunity and hope they will engage people in rural communities.