On the entrepreneur corner, Maid 4 U founder Lindiwe Shibambo shares how life was her biggest teacher in her journey from domestic worker to thriving business owner.
702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi spoke to this inspiring woman about her personal and entrepreneurial journey.
Listen to the interview below:
All of us have to start somewhere and I understood that job somewhere where I had to start. At the time, I looked at it as an opportunity that has been presented to me.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
I put money away to further my studies because my ambitions at the time was to study any qualification that had to do with money.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
What sort of sealed the deal was when I had my child in 2004 and I struggled with a domestic worker who had certain skills and attributes that I wanted.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
I started reflecting on what the universe was telling me and I started researching on whether there was an institution that professionalises, grooms, trains, skills and has discussions with domestic workers.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
I realised that there is a need for an organisation that makes sure that these particular cracks are well taken care of.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
For the first few years, we were breaking even, were were struggling to crack it...I almost closed the business.— Lindiwe Shibambo, Maid 4 U founder
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