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Botshabelo OVC Bakers buy oven in cash


These women bought their own Mama Mimi’s oven with money they saved in their Voluntary Saving and Lending Group (stokvel) and paid in cash. They were the very first members of Mosamaria to buy an oven independently.

Their bakery blossomed so much that we found they were struggling to complete all the orders with one oven, they were working late into each night to complete orders for the next day. Mosamaria decided to donate a second oven to the group as a reward for being such inspiring entrepreneurs.

Their business is still booming and they have increased their baking menu to include delicious cakes and buns with these stoves.