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Malawian woman makes a living by just hiring out two wedding dresses in Cape Town

Many people are blinded by the entrepreneurship flame. Some people think that entrepreneurship is about having more. 

But a Malawian born and Cape Town based woman Martha Machinjiri Kamanga has been making a living by hiring out just two wedding dresses. 

The entrepreneur shared her story on Facebook and many people were inspired. 

They started donating their wedding dresses from as afield as the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Kamanga, who moved to SA from Malawi seven years ago, works as a part-time helper and nanny.

One of her employers, Emily Sloan, heard about her “side hustle” and made a call for wedding dresses on Facebook two weeks ago.

The post went viral and within a matter of days more than 50 offers of dresses had been made.

“As a female entrepreneur, I know how hard it is and how I wished someone would just throw me a bone and give me a leg up,” Sloan said

“So when Martha told me of her initiative I was excited at the opportunity to help. A friend of mine saw the post and, though she has emigrated, she was so inspired that she offered to courier it at her own expense.”

Kamanga cried when she saw the response to the post.


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