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How Thabile’s dream of being a successful entrepreneur came true

Benefits of having the right technical support for your business.

Entrepreneurship is no easy feat. The road to building your business is sometimes lonely and uncertain. Yet, with the right technology designed with your business in mind, you can be certain that you will never miss another sale.

Meet Thabile Masuku, the owner of Sijabulile Day Care Centre in Vosloorus township, who quickly realised how much her business needed technology support to grow.

“Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher and it was something my heart longed for because I love children. I never knew that one day that dream would become a reality”, cheerfully notes Thabile.

While a business survives on its ability to generate income and provide efficient services; safety and convenience are extremely important to both the customer and the business.

Thabile wanted to grow her young business, but she had a problem – the parents of the children she cares for struggled to make payments to her because it is costly for them to travel to town to access the nearest banking facilities to make school payments. She also didn’t want to be responsible for cash on her premises, as she was safety-conscious about her small charges. This weighed on her mind – she wanted to support her customers while growing her business.

Thabile assessed the situation in the community in which she resides and does business. She knew that she needed to secure the safety of her business and offer convenience to her customers. Upon this realisation, she resolved that she needed a VodaPay Kwika Card Machine, as this would meet her business needs.

Since this brave, yet necessary step, Thabile has seen an increase in the payment of school fees. Instead of a costly trip to town and long queues to make payments, parents can simply tap, scan or swipe when they drop their children off.

Thabile has peace of mind, because with a long-lasting battery, she doesn’t have to worry about loadshedding disrupting her payments, and the dual sim allows for strong connectivity no matter what. She also appreciates that the VodaPay Kwika Card Machine has no additional set-up costs, and allows her to track transactions, allowing her to project sales and plan for operational costs. And at just R499 once-off, it’s affordable for her growing business.

Thabile now dreams another dream – she aspires to grow her business to a recognised and reputable Early Childhood Development Centre within her community. Her hopes of expansion and hiring more teachers seem closer than she has ever thought possible.

Thabile can now plan and provide employment for others. She feels the loneliness of being in business slowly fading away with the support of the VodaPay Kwika card machine. After four months of trading with the Kwika, and with a track record of her turnover, she can pre-qualify for a Business Cash Advance of up to R1.5 million to upgrade her business.

Vodacom Financial Services is making financial inclusion possible and partnering with customers, such as Thabile, on every step of their journey to grow their business. VodaPay payment solutions, like the Kwika, ensure connected, secure, convenient payments while giving businesses the right technology and tools to unlock opportunities to thrive.

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