IN 2013, Mukondi Mafune saw a golden opportunity to run her own business and she grabbed it with both hands.
Since then she has never looked back.
She founded Renuna Trading and been running it successfully.
Mukondi saw an advertisement where Sasko bread company was looking for distributors in her area of Musina, in Limpopo.
She presented her plan to them and was chosen.
But Mokondi had to come up with a plan on how she was going to distribute 3000 loaves of bread everyday, which adds up to 70 000 loaves a month.
She needed a big truck to achieve this and had 30 days to come up with one.
That is when she remembered about the people from Anglo American's diamond business, De Beers, who used to hold meetings in the community telling them about how they fund and assist small businesses.
"I then walked into their offices with all the contract from Sasko and the rest is history.
"I received R500 000 in start-up funding from Anglo American's diamond business, De Beers, to set up my own depot and also bought a Toyota Dyna truck which can accommodate 2000 loaves of bread in a single load.
"Today Renuna Trading has purchased a total of three trucks which help distribute bread to national retailers, franchises, filling stations, farm stalls and about 136 spaza shops in Musina," she said.
She gave big thanks to Anglo American's diamond business, De Beers, because it has contributed to her success story.
"I don't know how my business could have turned out if it wasn't for the funds from the mining business," she said.