Former domestic worker, now Maid 4 U founder shares her biggest life lessons

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

This article first appeared on 702 : Former domestic worker, now Maid 4 U founder shares her biggest life lessons


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