- Zandile Tlhapi has founded a smart new business in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
- The mother of two started the first ever baby shop in the township, which has a population of 2 million
- Tlhapi has started a crowdfunding initiative in the hope of raising the capital required to take things to the next level
Zandile Tlhapi has started a business venture that may turn out to be a force for social good.
The mother of two has created the first every baby shop in the township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town.
Khayelitsha boasts one of the oldest and largest communities within South Africa and has a population of approximately 2 million.
Looking to tap into this big and bustling market, Baby Friendly offers baby clothes and accessories to the locals.
Residents previously needed to travel outside of the township to purchase items for their babies.
Aside from the transport expense, the travel also exposed them to the possibility of theft.
Good Things Guy reported that Baby Friendly is playing its part in boosting employment opportunities as the business looks to offer jobs to unemployed mothers.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Tlhapi has initiated a crowdfunding page to acquire the funding to take the business to the next level.
Baby Friendly is growing at a steady pace and has even attracted interest from abroad, with Kenya being credited.
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