Gaborone District Commissioner’s office in partnership with the City Council recently held a Poverty Eradication Market Day under the theme ‘Empowering Small Entrepreneurs to Reach Greater Heights.’
The Poverty Eradication Programme popularly known as Nyeletso Lehuma was established in 2010.
Our Reporter Portia Ngwako-Mlilo interviewed some of the beneficiaries of this programme to find out how it has changed their lives.
In 2014 I was enrolled under this programme and by then I was struggling.
I had worked in a bakery for 20 years so I applied for this initiative to start my own business because I had the experience.
I bake scones, cakes and all kinds of bread.
I get orders even outside Gaborone.
I employed five people last year because the business has grown.
This business has made a huge positive impact in my life, I have managed to build a house, connect electricity and I have a bank account where I save the profit I make.