- Omphile Mabitsela is a 6-year-old entrepreneur based in Johannesburg
- He makes and sells origami and handmade stationery
- He says he wants to be a millionaire and create employment by the time he's 18 years old
Omphile Mabitsela might be only six years old, but he's already making a name for himself as an entrepreneur.
The Johannesburg-based boy is the founder of Quirk Quirk Inc, The Star reports. Through it, he makes and sells origami (paper-folded artwork) and handmade stationery.
He started the business earlier this year to monetise his passion for arts and creativity. He sells to individuals as well as corporates, Briefly.co.za learned.
The ambitious entrepreneur said he wants to create employment for others by the time he's 18 years old:
I want to be a millionaire by the time I am 18. I want to change the world. So many people are struggling and I want my business to make a difference.
His mom, Prudence Mabitsela, said as much as education is important, teaching kids to pursue entrepreneurship is vital as well.
Therefore, she fully supports her son's business. Omphile has already sold more than 200 origami creations, usually at around R10 each.
The inspiring boy will start his Grade 2 next year. Despite his young age, he's already super confident and has been granting radio interviews. Prudence added:
I talk to him. Omphile has the mind of an old person. But more than anything he is surrounded by warmth, love and positivity which will make him grow into a positive role model to others.
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