Social Entrepreneur based in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
I am a 33 year old born/based in Soweto. Living in a 4-room house, with limited space, and a big family has been a challenge in terms of privacy and convenience for space. Coming from a neighborhood with lack of opportunities, the struggle has been employment and development. After leaving high school, being employed(at min wage), and playing my hand at different opportunities as an entrepreneur, I had the opportunity to skill up and qualify as a builder. This was initially to extend our family home to accommodate our family growth. After realizing this was a common issue, it resulted in the birth of my idea to use my skill as a business and register my company. The idea will provide an opportunity tackle our social ills within the township and assist in generating a sustainable income. This allowed me to build a network of people who are like minded to assist in solving these issues.