Tau Mhaka shows making an honest living as a street trader is possible and supports his family successfully with his own street store.
Tau Mhaka in Hermanus believes in making an honest living to support his family.
The 49-year old gent started selling sweets, chips and fruit in 2002 to support his five children and his wife, reports Daily Sun.
Diversifying his business has added to his success so far and so he also focuses on shoe repairs and also gives back to his community when he can. In his spare time, this entrepreneur visits local schools to plant spinach because he just loves working in the garden.
Honesty is key to Tau and he said he is proud to be a street trader, earning an honest living in order to support his family. He says it makes him sad when some men only see street trading as woman’s work and rather turn to illegal activities to make money.
Tau has found his street store lucrative enough to support his family and although he admits it can be hard, he is grateful to those who have supported him and helped him in turn to support his family.
Briefly.co.za featured an article called 11 uniquely South African business ideas and it looks like Tau’s street market is one we could still add to the list.
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