MEET THE ARTISAN ENTREPRENEURS

Creating opportunities for people in their communities

Samke Mtshali

 Shoes

Samke Style has been in business since 2016, is self taught in footwear and has a team of five. She is a remarkable leader and uses her shoe business to give back. Samke gives back by making school shoes for under-privileged kids.

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Cheri Mooney

Earrings & Bracelets

Cheri is a self taught accessories entrepreneur and believes that accessories are a form of art for expressing your personality. Cheri and her family were raised with the values of compassion and humility with her parents who were missionaries and her husband who is in Police service. She has 4 beautiful children pf whom she hopes to be proof that regardless of our background that anything is possible.

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Nwabisa Mphakalasi

Decorative Pillows

Cushions and More SA has been bringing bold prints and authentic South African fabrics into homes since 2019. Nwabisa is proud of her Xhosa heritage and uses her artistic flair to help to empower other creatives. There are two others employed by Nwabisa. 

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Nolwazi Tshabalala

Homeware-Kitchen

Nolwazi of Olwethu Crafts birthed her small business in the onset of the pandemic alongside her partner. They are incredibly passionate about the wood they work with (Kiaat) and the homeware they create. They have three total on their team.

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5Inc-Yasmine Miemiec

Upcycled Accessories

Yasmine is the leader of a socio economic project development company working with disadvantaged communities. They teach individuals and groups in these communities to create saleable products from waste material such as wood, paper, disposable coffee cups, old pvc banners, and fabric offcuts. 

Co-Op:

  • Unathi Golithethe - 31 years old, South African, single mother, entrepreneur

  • Winnie Joe - 35 years old, from Zimbabwe, mother and sole provider to 4 children

  • Febe Masibanda - 25 years old, South African, single mother to 1 daughter

  • Bulelwa Mtshozi - 30 years old, studying Occupational Health and Safety, single mother and provider  to 2 daughters

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Susan Granger

Bags

Nubian Queen on 101 has been in business since 2014 and has created 8 jobs. She is a passionate artist and brings her larger than life personality to her designs.

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