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A business started in anger, which grew out of love

Kgoshigadi was established by social entrepreneurs Simphiwe Mntambo and Tebogo Mankgona Motubatse.

To this day they joke that they started the business out of anger, anger at the fact that many women in South Africa don't have access to affordable sanitary wear.

Not happy with the status quo, they started a charity, collecting and donating sanitary pads.

Then we realized that this method was not sustainable nor was it scalable, so we moved into manufacturing and selling our own brand of sanitary pads.

Simphiwe Mntambo, co-founder Kgoshigadi Trading

Their new approach is called Kgoshigadi Trading and it involves establishing mini-factories in disadvantaged communities to manufacture and sell sanitary pads.

And while the business itself is still in its infancy, these dynamic young women have a very definite growth plan for this venture... and with the right kind of support is poised to benefit many other people.

We have very big plans for the future, we want to open mini-factories in every province, where we can employ local women to manufacture and sell the sanitary pads. Our ultimate goal is to have a big factory that manufactures sanitary pads, nappies, toilet paper - things like that.

Tebogo Mankgona Motubatse, co-founder Kgoshigadi Trading

Asked what sort of business boost they would appreciate from the Datsun GO+ Panel Van, their response was direct - they need materials to set up a factory to manufacture biodegradable and affordable sanitary pads to be sold and donated to women and girls in various organisations, schools and communities.

Watch Jacob Moshokoa's deliver that business boost to Tebogo and Simphiwe in the Datsun GO+ Panel Van...

Listen to Simphiwe Mntambo's chat with John Robbie here...

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