Local receives Shoprite funding to develop business

Like many other young graduates, Boitumelo Jegeh from Rustenburg was unable to find a job after obtaining her degree in B.Com Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. But she was determined to make something of her life and that would positively impact those around her and so PLNK was founded.

PLNK Watches is an e-commerce store that sells modern and stylish wooden watches crafted from reclaimed or recycled wood. These watches can also be customised with a personal engraved message. Boitumelo is one of 12 small business owners who received a cash injection and marketing support valued at over R70 000 as part of Shoprite’s Hustle competition. The competition calls on small business owners with an annual turnover of less that R1 million and who want to grow their business to enter. A total of 36 winners (12 per month) will be selected and entries are open until 22 September 2018. To enter, simply visit https://hustle.shoprite.co.za/.

With the help of social media alone, Boitumelo and PLNK Watches has had sales from its second month, but she dreams of further growth. She also feels strongly about giving back and so a percentage of all earnings go to vegetable gardens and fruit trees in the communities that so desperately need it. ͞I believe in building a legacy that will help the community that I live in an that of the greater South Africa,͟ said Boitumelo. Not only has she achieved her goal of making something of her life, but she will also be leaving something behind that will positively influence the people around her for years to come. View her Thundafund account to see how you can help invest in her business initiative and help grow her dream: www.thundafund.com/project/plnkwatchesENDS