WINDHOEK – The humble 28-year-old, Emilia Ingashiningwa Thomas, braids her hair every day after work and on weekends.
She is rigid and frightened by poverty, hence her dedication to the wig business, a commitment that balances her work from eight to five full-time. Thomas says he never stops braiding hair, specifically wigs, compared to how others would stop moving when they see a receipt, claiming it is not her. "I love doing hair, I've been doing hair since I was young, but back then it was only for soap or washing powder, but things changed when I went to high school, that is, when I started charging them to my roommates to buy body lotions and taxi fares to return home during the weekends, "he explains.
Adding that when she went to high school in Ongha, she started doing hairdressing for money, charging between N $ 3 and N $ 5, until she moved to Windhoek in 2009 to continue her studies. "I was staying with my cousin, Albertina, that time we were both students and we started selling almost anything like blocks of ice, popcorn and candy on the varsity team." "During my senior year, I opened a room where I was braiding and started selling Brazilian hair during free time at school and on weekends," she says.
Thomas has a bachelor's degree in Financial Management, which she obtained in 2014. She is now delighted to be a recognized wig maker in the country. "I have established clients from all over the country. Sometimes, I also send wigs to South Africa and Canada. "In particular, her past experience motivates her every day." I grew up in West Onekwaya, in the northern part of the country, I was born in a house full of people, which means I had to cooking porridge for more than 15 people at a tender age of 9. Most of us went through difficulties when we were young, which made us strong with gratitude, so that drives me to work hard for my family, "she says.
Thomas adds that she has a love and passion for business. "I work in a financial institution, and the truth is that I love to trade. My parents wanted me to practice the nursing or teaching profession, but I decided to go to trade. I studied accounting and finance at the University of Namibia and that's how I end up in this industry. " She encourages her colleagues that a payment receipt is not a solution to financial freedom. "It's okay to be an employee, but you can not completely trust your salary, trust me." What happens if you lose your job, "she asks.
"Money is just money, whether it's selling candy, chips, kapana or real estate, the goal is to get money and nothing else. So take advantage of any decent opportunity you have and be motivated to create employment for other young partners, "he insisted.
New Era Reporter
2018-11-28 11:43:49 1 hour ago