Meet the men and woman of the Obakeng Sewing Cirle
Gloria is 51, she has lived her whole life in Obakeng and operates a small baking business specializing in scones, biscuits, and muffins.
She is the proud mother of a daughter who is currently studying at Wits University in South Africa. Raising an ambitious and successful daughter is her greatest achievement. In her free time, Gloria loves singing at the local church.
Gloria would like to re-invest the money she earns from the Tshukudu project to re-invest in her baking business.
Shadi is the mother of three living children, having lost her fourth child to illness, as a young child. She lives in Obakeng.
She keeps herself busy helping look after her 10 grandchildren, who she says keep her a very young 63-year-old! Shadi was a teacher at Motshabaesi Primary School for 28 years before retiring in 2014. In her free time, Shadi loves to cook for her large family and knit them beautiful clothing.
She would like to use the income worked from the Tshukudu Project to help buy her grandchildren school books.
Pauline is a 49 – year –old mother of three and proud grandmother of two.
Pauline has never had a job in the formal sector but instead she volunteers part-time at the local crèche in Obakeng village.
She loves looking after the children whilst their parents are at work, thus making a valuable contribution to her community. In her free time, she participates in a netball team with other local women.
Income she generates from the Tshukudu Initiative, Pauline wants to purchase supplies for the crèche at which she works.
Delia is 49 years old and has a son and daughter.
She was born and raised in Obakeng village, North West Province, South Africa. She completed her matric and worked at a factory in Mogwase near Rustenburg. She returned to Obakeng where she works at the Community Clinic.
She is loving the Sewing Circle and embroidering of rhinos. Delia is an avid fan of “soapies”.