Dynamic Business Woman
For this issue of our newsletter we have visited a dynamic business woman, Ms Mahlao Irene Motswi, who is from Mohlakamosoma, near Ga-Modjadji, in Limpopo Province. She has been in business for over 15 years, and in 2018 she was titled as the ‘Best Larger Loans Program (LLP) Client’.
Mahlao’s business experience tracks back to 2002, when she was running a spaza shop and a poultry business. Later, she expanded her business portfolio by including a tavern. However, due to legal requirements of operating a tavern, she was forced to close down her spaza shop and poultry business to operate only the tavern.
As her business required more funding, she moved to SEF’s Larger Loans Program (LLP) in 2016. Since then, Mahlao has been able to employ 6 people in her businesses. She currently runs two taverns, one in Mohlakamosoma and another in Meadowlands, Soweto, which was started by her 4 years ago.