- Diana Mano took to popular Facebook group, Varsity World, to share the story of how she began selling sweets and then vegetables at only six-years-old alongside her mother
- According to her, she was often embarrassed about being seen by her peers but after learning that she could make a cut from the sales and help her mom make more money, she started managing the stall
- Facebook users who were moved by her persistence and determination shared many messages of support
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There are millions of stories to be told about South Africans who are battling to make a living for themselves. While many can't seem to catch a break, a select few take matters into their own hands and make a break for themselves.
A shining example of one such is a beautiful black woman who sold sweets and vegetables alongside her mother for a small profit at the tender age of only six years old. Her hard work has finally paid off as she graduated with a qualification in E-commerce.
"I started selling sweets on the roadside at 6 years old, then we upscaled. My mom had a stall at Lord Malvern High in Waterfalls. We then moved to another suburb and selling sweets was no longer viable. We had a vegetable stall by then, my blood was rushing and I had to “un the streets."
"After discovering I could up my moms prices or sell someones stuff and get a cut - I finally agreed to manage the stall. Because my dad was a cook and my mum had a stall the best they could was to get me to high school and not varsity. Those entrepreneurial skills came to play - I paid for my undergrad" she told varsity world.
Her post received thousands of reactions from Facebook folks who were so inspired by her success story.
Nicola Nyakudya said:
"So inspiring wish all the other ladies who feel sorry for themselves and their situations seem difficult to get out of could follow your footsteps."
Celesile Mangena Rankonyana said:
"With God ALL things are possible! Keep aiming higher woman. Keep focused. You will get to where you want to be."
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