11 months ago
Farai Hakwata works at Renuna Trading as Warehouse manager  ~ Themba Makofane

When a business becomes successful, it is not only the owner that benefits but the workers too.

After Anglo American diamond business, De Beers, empowered Mukondi Mafune in her bread distribution business, she also empowered local people.

One of those people is 33-year-old Farai Hakwata.

Farai has worked at Renuna Trading as warehouse manager since it started in 2013.

He told Daily Sun the job came as a relieve to him as he now has a regular income.

"I used to do odd jobs with irregular income before I started working with Mukondi," said Farai.

Farai said that he met Mukondi working in his previous job as a painter when he was painting her house.

“When she started her bread distribution business, she approached me to work with her as a driver’s assistant and I agreed.”

“Now I’m grateful to Mukondi for giving me a full-time job since 2013. My life and skills have been upgraded thanks to her and I'm also able to take care of my family," said Farai.

He said Mukondi taught him how to manage the business,  talk to clients and how to sell bread.

Mukondi said she now trusts Farai so much that she doesn't even mind leaving him to take care of her business for a week.

Five years ago, Mukondi received R500 000 in start-up funding from Anglo American’s diamond business, De Beers, to set up her own depot to distribute bread to national retailers, spaza shops and farm stalls in Musina, Limpopo.

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