Enterprising 23-year-old clinical officer opens clothing company to increase her financial independence

Enterprising 23-year-old clinical officer opens clothing company to increase her financial independence

  • The young lady said she has always wanted to have her own business
  • She started by selling underwear while in school and the business picked up, leading to the launch of her clothing company
  • Katongo advised young girls to believe in themselves, stay focused and have a vision

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She started off by selling underwears.
The lady said she always wanted to have her own business. Photo: Girl Empowerment Alliance for Change.
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Quite a number, usually prefer shortcuts such as ending up with rich old men or even venture into shady businesses such as prostitution.

Katongolo always wanted to be her own boss

But not, Katongo Musongole, a certified clinical officer who decided to put his papers aside and start a hustle to get herself those extra ''chums''.

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The woman who still works for Wusakile mine Hospital, in Zambia chose to make herself a CEO of 99-Fashion Closet, a clothing line that has been dressing many of her countrymen for a couple of months now.

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Katongo, in a recent interview with Girl Empowerment Alliance for change, disclosed that she decided to start her clothing company so as to make some extra money on the sides.

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According to the business lady, her clothing company was launched when she was just a third-year student in college.

Katongo revealed that she started her business by selling underwear and business was good from the onset.

"I am this young lady that loves to see change in my life because of this I never just wanted to work but also venture I business and basically. I started my business in the third year of my college in 2018 I used to sell underwear, business was good," she revealed.

Despite being a clinical officer, Katongo said she always wanted to own her own business.

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"When I completed my course I started ordering stuff from China,2019 corona hit business was slow I was almost giving up but in early 2020 I started selling in Chisokone market, the experience was good I interacted with different types of people and characters. June 2020 I started work en my breakthrough came I always had a dream of opening up a boutique so I made sure I saved for one year. June 2021 I opened my store (Exactly one year of starting work." Katongo stated.

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Believe in yourself

She wrapped up by advising young girls to believe in themselves, stay focused and have a vision.

The lady noted that it was not easy but urged fellows to stay focused to achieve their dreams.

''I want to advise every girl child out there. Always stay focused and have a vision ❤️Set your goals to let God be the centre of your business The business world is not easy you need to find your way out, Don’t be too comfortable ❤️move out of your comfort zone," she said.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a young business owner definitely has social media talking after sharing some incredible news with her social media fam.

The determined young woman has just sealed the deal on her new business venture into the world of luxury fragrances, officially counting herself amongst the young CEOs.

The bold entrepreneur certainly has a passion for her work, having planned the fragrance and scented candle business for quite a few years now.

The Maison Collection features exquisite black-and-white packaging which just screams elegance.

Judging by the meticulous care the young CEO has put into her baby, it'll be no time before the company takes off.

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