The high rate of unemployment in their small town encourages them to work harder so that they can do their bit in contributing to creating jobs for people in their community.
The company has so far created five permanent jobs for women in her area.
“We started as a small business but now we have grown and own a factory, which was made possible by Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality,” she said.
The 371 square metres factory is used for manufacturing clothes while other sections of the factory are used for NQF level 1 clothing manufacturing classes, offered by members of the cooperative.
Jayiya said the cooperative has already trained about 20 people.
“Our goal is to have a vibrant and successful business that contributes to the development of our community. We want to improve the economic conditions in our small town, starting with ourselves and those around us,” she said.
She said the company has clients from all over the country and caters for diverse cultural and ethnic groups.
-This article was originally published in the GCIS Vuk’uzenzele.