Meet the carpentry entrepreneur, Molebogeng Pitso

Today, majority of women have mastered jobs that were originally meant for men, and they now create employment for others.

Molebogeng Pitso is a 28-year-old who owns carpentry workshop called Kontraktas at Work and Projects in Kutloanong, Odendaalsrus.

Molebogeng’s carpentry business specialises in building fitted kitchen cupboards, wardrobes, ceilings, granite and timber flooring.

The young entrepreneur told Kasi Voice News that, being an electrical engineering drop-out didn’t limit her to climb the ladder, instead this revealed her true capabilities.

Molebogeng said she was privileged to be taught carpentry eight years ago and she learnt to master it by doing it.

The Odendaalsrus-born added that with all the experience she learnt in carpentry industry, she decided to train other women in her workshop.

“I have opened a workshop and hired some young people and I am busy teaching other females who are interested in carpentry,” said Molebogeng.

Molebogeng mentioned that, in order to fight unemployment, the woman that she teaches carpentry do not have prior experience in the field.

Molebogeng’s biggest achievement has to be a recent eTV feature in a Change Maker documentary, where she document her journey into carpentry.

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The carpenter highlighted that, her main challenge is being a woman in the male dominated industry as a result some male carpenters bad mouth her, that make some clients to not trust her.

Molebogeng said that her son is a biggest motivation, he looks up to her. One of her dreams is to create more jobs in future.

“I want to see myself opening a big workshop around my community, I want to create more jobs and I also want to pass my knowledge to others,” she concluded.

Molebogeng can be contacted at 084 662 9018.

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