Thembi’s Startup Dream ~ Lelo Laundromat

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Hi,

My name is Thembi and I am from Langa. My dream is to be a female entrepreneur and to inspire women in my country to follow their dreams and be their own bosses.

We have a high unemployment rate in South Africa, lockdown hit us all hard, this is why I decided it was time to use my skills and open my own Laundromat.

Currently, in Langa, most women and mothers (who run the households) are washing their clothes by hand. As you know this can take a lot of time. My dream is to create a place where people can meet and do their laundry, by machine, and use the extra time to connect with one another and share their dreams.

Langa is one of South Africa's first townships. It was created as a result of the 1923 Urban Areas Act, during Apartheid, which forced black people from their homes and into segregated locations. Even though we are still living with the legacy of that segregation today, I love Langa and am committed to making it a beautiful place.

I am proud to live in Langa, we are a community and we care for one another. It is the little things, the smell of our local food, the laughter on the streets, and the care for our neighbours.

My dream is for Lelo (my daughter's name) Laundromat to become a place for people to meet. A place to wash clothes, learn, have coffee, and buy good quality, natural cleaning products.

I have spent the last year securing the place which is in a high demand area.

Now I need your help to please raise capital for the machines.

WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR:

- Speed Queen Coin Operated Washing Machine = R8 000 - R10 000

- Speed Queen Coin Operated Dryer = R8 000 - R10 000

- Startup capital to purchase bulk natural laundry powder & cleaning products = R10 000

I am grateful for your support!

One day I hope to see many Lelo Laundromats that are female-owned and that become a safe place for women to meet, connect and share their dreams.

Please come visit us at Lelo Laundry if you are ever in Langa, I would be glad to meet you!

Thembi Pupu, Future Business Owner! xxx

Organizer

  • Thembakazi Pupu
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Hannah Kennedy
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2021
  • Go Thembii! You are going to be such an inspiration for the women in your community! I love that you not only want to build a business but also create a space for people to meet and talk about their dreams. So beautiful, enjoy the journey and Happy birthday queen xx

$20.00
  • Jessica Janssens
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2021
  • Sending you love, joy and abundance! So excited for your dream to come true!

$40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 28, 2021
$10.00

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Donors & Comments

7 donors
  • Hannah Kennedy
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2021
  • Go Thembii! You are going to be such an inspiration for the women in your community! I love that you not only want to build a business but also create a space for people to meet and talk about their dreams. So beautiful, enjoy the journey and Happy birthday queen xx

$20.00
  • Jessica Janssens
  • Donated on Sep 22, 2021
  • Sending you love, joy and abundance! So excited for your dream to come true!

$40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 28, 2021
$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2021
$55.00
  • Alia G
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2021
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2021
$33.00
  • Allison Tucker
  • Donated on Aug 25, 2021
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$100.00

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