Seamstress Gets Shut Down by Covid, Starts Coconut Business Instead

Seamstress Gets Shut Down by Covid, Starts Coconut Business Instead

- Helena Ogya, a hardworking lady, sells coconuts to assist her husband financially to fend for themselves and their children

- The lady got into the business after Covid-19 brought her sewing business to ground zero

- She advised ladies to stop looking up to men but rather work hard to support the men and lessen their financial burdens

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An industrious lady named Helena Ogya works as a rare female coconut seller to support her husband financially to fend for the family.

In an interview with SV TV Africa, the lady mentioned that she was originally a seamstress until Covid-19 destroyed the business and she decided to help her husband sell his coconuts.

Although Helena admitted that there are good days and bad days in the business, she indicated overall, the business is very lucrative.

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According to the hardworking mother of three, she is regularly mocked sometimes for being a lady selling coconut but there are also people who praise her for disrupting the male-dominated venture.

Interestingly, Helen said the business comes with its own hazards as she sometimes gets cut from the handling of the emptied husks and the machetes.

Helen Ogya advised all young ladies to be hardworking and learn trades that they can be used to support their husbands so that the financial burden on them is lessened.

In more interesting news about people's hustles, Briefly News reported that because of the unsavoury consequences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has left many jobless, a young woman is making it big in the small business sector - she sold 1 000 vetkoek in just a few days.

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@Jade_Billions is being seen in the streets of Tshwane where she is selling amagwinya, also called 'vetkoek' or 'fatcakes', and recently took to Twitter to inspire her followers.

The Tshwane-based young businesswoman says money loves her and she has thanked her ancestors for the guidance as she can now make ends meet.

In a caption on her buzzing Twitter page, @Jade_Billions said she only started selling the most favoured food item in Mzansi last Saturday but there is a huge difference as far as a response is concerned.

“I only started selling fatcakes last week Saturday and I've sold approximately 1 000 units. My God is working overtime actually idlozi likhona.”

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