After we broke-up my husband asked me to return and i refused

I started my business selling in the informal market and saw no profit from what I was doing, and today I already have a bank in the Central Market of Mandlakazi Village and through the experience I gained I bought a freezer, TV, Electrified my house. My name is Nora António Luís, I’m 56 years […]

November 26, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Violence

My husband passed away and I had to take care of the family

I am Olívia Salvador Nhancule, I am 56 years old, natural from Mandlakazi District, Gaza Province. I started my business in 1996 selling different fresh products such as lettuce, cabbage, tomato and corn at an informal market. I have four children all grown up, and now I live with my grandsons. My husband passed away […]

November 21, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Gender Violence

I am financially stable thanks to my business

I am Gilda Carlos Langa Osman, I am 45 years old, and I started selling in informal market at age 19, products such as: sugar, flour and milk powder. Later I got married and went back to my birthplace Mandlakazi, continued with my business, selling capulana and fabrics. I have three sons, the eldest just […]

November 21, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: Entrepreneurship

My life, my journey. My tears, my strength. Life is exciting yet so cruel.

My name is Mrosa*. I was raised by a single mother together with my four brothers and a sister. My mother had to work hard for us and far away from home in order to put food on the table. She would visit after 3 months. My brothers were barely home most of the time. […]

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he started drinking and abusing me physically. He would come home and beat me up after drinking. I had to run to the police station trying […]

I have been through it all.

My name is Mosima* I fell in love with a man hoping he is the one I will spend the rest of my life with. We have three beautiful children together one girl and two boys. My firstborn daughter, and second born son both grow well in a loving family.  My problems started with the […]

Mauritius: Noelette

Noelette is an inspiring entrepreneur woman, coming from La Gaulette who has built her entire business from scratch starting from merely a small venture of five chicken. Slowly and steadily, when the business generated profitable revenue, she bought more chicken then constructed her own chicken farm in her yard. She already had a specific breed […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Chrystel

After countless applications to work as a teacher, Chrystel describes a tough period where she never received an affirmative reply. Mother of three children, Chrystel was determined to financially contribute to her household, all while devoting more time to her children. She then came across soaps formulated from natural bases, and intrigued by the idea, […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Hanshini

From being a full-time housewife to managing a constantly innovating entrepreneurial endeavor, Hanshini shares that her progress is fueled by the positive impact her work generates on customers. Initially driven by the need to financially help her household, she started by taking small orders of sweet delicacies from people in her neighborhood. With a view […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Mauritius: Nasreen

Juggling between a full-time job and a part-time entrepreneurial venture, Nasreen’s presentation took everyone on her journey: from breaking down the logistics of her work to addressing the intricacies that motivate her on a daily basis. During the day, she works as a caretaker of an elderly person, taking care of them, of their dietary […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Entrepreneurship Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance