I was raised by a single mother who has been an entrepreneur all her life. Being in a huge family of 13 kids, my mother tried all sorts of small businesses until she settled for crafts, dress making and tailoring, after a good samaritan helped her learn some basic vocational skills. From an early age of 10, I grew up learning how to use a sewing machine, how to make sales, and that made me absorb many ideas and concepts in business. I however experienced first hand the struggles that my mother had to go through each day to provide basic needs for my siblings and I.
I wanted to help my mother and other women like her to be part of development both at local, regional and global level. I wanted to see African Designs in stores and homes around the world. That is why I started TungaTunga.