Entrepreneurial single moms on Women’s Day: We don’t depend on men

Entrepreneurial single moms on Women’s Day: We don’t depend on men

- Phumla and Manthabeleng are both single moms

- They are make their own income and do not depend on men

- They advised women to stop being in abusive relationships

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As South Africa marks Women's Day, two single moms from Grabouw, Western Cape, have advised women to stop depending on men financially.

Phumla Sitokwe and Manthabeleng Ramahodi, who are both 47, work on fruit farms as pickers, Briefly.co.za gathered.

However, they also run a sewing business on the side to supplement their income, Daily Sun reports.

Phumla (left) and Manthabeleng show off some of their creations. Source: Daily Sun/Lulekwa Mbadamane

Phumla (left) and Manthabeleng show off some of their creations. Source: Daily Sun/Lulekwa Mbadamane

Some of the items they make include hats, table cloths, and necklaces. They use beads to decorate the items, which they sell from R50 upwards.

The two entrepreneurial women encouraged women to be self-reliant. Phumla said:

We do not have any men in our lives. We are working hard for our kids. Some men abuse women because they know they depend on them financially.

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Manthabeleng advised women that they can survive without men. Therefore, women shouldn't stay in abusive relationships simply because they don't earn their own income.

Phumla and Manthabeleng sometimes sell their products to re-sellers, but they do not mind as long as they have a ready market.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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