Social media celebrates lady who started car restoration business with little cash

Social media celebrates lady who started car restoration business with little cash

- A woman has made South Africans proud after the story of how she started a successful vintage car business was shared online

- According to the post, she started the company with R2,000 (N44,375.68) loan from her husband

- Facebook users commended the woman and marvelled at her work

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A South African woman called Nosipho Kholutsoane served up all sorts of inspiration and motivation after the story of how she managed to start a successful vintage car restoration business.

According to a Facebook post, Nosipho began the business with only R2,000 (N44,375.68) in her pocket, which she had borrowed from her husband. This came after she had watched a TV show about car restoration. She then used the R2,000 (N44,375.68) to buy a rusted 1947 Pontiac. The rest is history, reports IOL.

"Five years later, Kholutsoane, 39, employs four people in her business Lereku Trading Classic Cars, has a customer base of vintage car enthusiasts from all over the world, and is currently completing the Small Business Academy’s (SBA) Development Programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School," writes USB Small business academy on Facebook.

Nosipho's success has seen many Facebookers congratulating her on reaching for goals and dreams that more often than not seem too far away to obtain.

Here are some of the comments they wrote:

Amanda TheVintager Jaffar wrote:

"I need to find her shop! Love her xx"

Nana Zulu asked:

"Would you be able to please connect me to this lady?"

Jackie Anderson:

"Well done, that is such a wonderful story, wish you many more years of success, you go girl."
Mzansi woman starts successful car restoration business with 2k loan
Nosipho stands proudly next to a vintage car. Source: Facebook/USB Small Business Academy
Source: UGC

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In other news, Oladele Ogbeyemi, a young graduate and serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has succeeded in redesigning a Mazda 323 car using scrap metals and other such wastes.

Ogbeyemi, whose profile reads that he graduated from the Yaba College of Technology, a tertiary institution based in Lagos, Nigeria, said he achieved this design during the recent lockdown imposed by the country's government.

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