7 months ago
Her daughter’s graduation motivated Tholoana Porota to start a baking business. Photo by Matseko Ramotekoa  ~ 

WHEN you visit Tholoana Porota’s home, it’s so busy that it’s hard to believe her baking business is only three months old.

The 50-year-old from section D of Botshabelo in Mangaung, makes mouth watering scones at home every day and people from across the kasi flock to her house to buy from her.

Tholoana told Daily Sun until she started her business, life was very hard for her, as a single mum of two.

But when she heard her 26-year-old daughter would be graduating from college and would need a number of things, she made a plan.

“I knew my daughter had worked hard to obtain her N6 certificate at Motheo FET College. I told myself no matter how difficult it might be, I would do everything in my power to make sure my daughter was not disappointed on her important day.”

Tholoana said with the few ingredients she had at home, she baked scones and went to sell them at a nearby school. Within a few minutes, she had sold all her stock. That afternoon, she bought more ingredients as people wanted more scones.

Tholoana told Daily Sun she had learned that it is never too late to be successful.

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