- Entrepreneur: Molemo Kgomo
- Business: Ntombenhledolls
- Website: www.ntombenhledolls.co.za
Molemo Kgomo started her entrepreneurial journey when she wanted to purchase an African doll that would enable her daughters to embrace their heritage and skin colour. However, she couldn’t find anything locally made that she thought was suitable.
So, in true entrepreneurial spirit she decided to create African dolls herself for African people across the whole continent. Initially she sold about 10 and 15 dolls a month, business was picking up but it was slow going. Kgomo then decided to create an online store with which she could reach more people and sure enough the demand was so great it almost overwhelmed her start-up business.
Kgomo is now expanding her product line to include Indian dolls, boy’s dolls and dolls of superheroes that African children can relate to.
Molemo Kgomo shares a valuable entrepreneurship lesson:
“The biggest lesson I’ve learnt as an entrepreneur is to be patient. You’ve got to know what it is you want and you’ve got to have perseverance and faith to carry on no matter how slow it is.” – Molemo Kgomo