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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, SAYS ENTREPRENEUR
Pfarelo Ramashia with some of the beads and fashion accessories she makes and sells at a Thohoyandou shopping centre. Photo by Mzamani Mathye  ~ 

SHE expresses her Tshivenda culture through fashion.

And through her creativity, Pfarelo Ramashia is making a name for herself.

The 28-year-old from the Mudene Village in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, makes attractive traditional dresses, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

She started making traditional clothes, beads and fashion accessories in 2013.

Said the mother of two: “My husband works as a driver for a private company, but he’s not making enough money. So, I was concerned about the wages of my husband.”

Pfarelo said the extra money came in handy when feeding her kids and paying for their school fees.

“That’s why I requested my friend to teach me the skills of the business, so I could make extra cash,” Pfarelo said.

“Since I started my business, things have changed for the better for my family.”

She said after mastering the skills, she started operating her business at a Thohoyandou shopping centre.

“I’m happy that my business is growing almost everyday. My customers come from as far as Jozi and Botswana,” she said.

She advised unemployed women to start their own businesses.

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